National Forum

Covers a wide range of topics including those of education, business, international affairs, and multicultural issues in an effort to provide documentation for professional research and development.

Articles from Vol. 74, No. 4, Fall

Book Reviews -- D-Day, June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II by Stephen E. Ambrose
Stephen E. Ambrose. D-Day, June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1994, $30.00.Since its appearance in 1959, war correspondent Cornelius Ryan's The Longest Day has been the popular American account of the...
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Book Reviews -- the Return of Civil Society: The Emergence of Democratic Spain by Victor M. Perez-Diaz
Victor M. Perez-Diaz. The Return of Civil Society:? The Emergence of Democratic Spain. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1993, 357 pages.In less than a generation Spain has shed from dictatorship to democracy, from virtual isolation to membership...
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Book Reviews -- Up the University: Re-Creating Higher Education in America by Robert Solomon and Jon Solomon
Robert and Jon Solomon. Up the University: Re-creating Higher Education in America. Reading, Mass.: Addison-Wesley Publishing company, 1993. 312 pages. $24.95.Up the University is a set of reflections about a multitude of practices and problems confronting...
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Culture "Of the People, by the People, for the People"
Culture, to many people, was still rooted in the past, in the observations of British poet and essayist Matthew Arnold, who in the middle of the nineteenth century defined culture as "the acquainting ourselves with the best that has been known and said...
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Explaining the Eighties, Part 2
Displaced managers, the media, organized labor, and a pack of others have a big bone to pick with many of the financial developments of the 1980s. Leveraged buyouts (LBOs), junk bonds, corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, downsizing--the...
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Popular Culture and the Death of "Good Taste"
"The enemy of art is what passes for good taste." --Walter HillWhen people learn that I teach a college course in popular culture, their responses often go something like this: "What in the world is an English professor doing teaching Batman [or Schwarzenegger...
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In Spring 1994, after ten years on the run, Luke and Laura Spencer--whose wedding in 1981, on General Hospital (GH), rated a Newsweek cover--were back in Port Charles, New York, with a son and Laura expecting. But Luke, trying to free than from their...
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United States-Vietnam Reconciliation in 1994
Even those of us who take an academic approach to the tragic history of U.S. involvement in Vietnam have been affected by these films, often taking issue with them in our classrooms for fear that they will have the last word with students. Thus, for...
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