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. 80, No. 4, Fall

A Tracing in Lighter Colors
(Figure number 1.) My Aunt Violanda wrings her hands as I remember from weekends at her house as a kid. Her teenaged son was deaf, and I would watch him talk in his sleep with his hands. Scissor motions, loose fists, and fingerswirls. She slept in her...
Letters to the Editor
RACE I wish to commend you for the Spring 2000 issue of the National Forum [Vol. 80, No. 2] on racism. You are to be congratulated for addressing one of our most complex and troubling social problems. I have been a member of Phi Kappa Phi for two years,...
Science and Shoestring Technology
Technological advances throughout the past thirty-five years have yielded increasingly sophisticated research tools, enabling scientists to explore their respective fields with far greater precision, efficiency, and observational capability. Computers,...
Shame
Called the "the master emotion" (James Twitchell), shame, according to psychologist Robert Karen, "is the preeminent cause of emotional distress in our time." Shame is felt when one becomes aware of having unintentionally violated a social boundary or...
The Chief: The Life of William Randolph Hearst
DAVID NASAW. The Chief: The Life of William Randolph Hearst New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000. 687 pages. $35.00. The intersection of money, media, and politics in the recent presidential election is a perfect backdrop for a leisurely read of...
The Continuing Debate over Executive Compensation
On Wednesday, May 20, 1999, US Airways Chairman Stephen M. Wolf faced a tumultuous annual shareholders' meeting. Placed before the shareholders was a contentious executive incentive plan that would authorize the board of directors to award bonuses of...