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. 1, Winter

Book Reviews -- beyond the Culture Wars: How Teaching the Conflicts Can Revitalize American Education by Gerald Graff
GERALD GRAFF. Beyond the Culture Wars: How Teaching the Conflicts Can Revitalize American Education. New York: Norton, 1992. 214 pages. $19.95.A few years ago, Gerald Graff formulated in a concise slogan his prescription for greater coherence in our...
Book Reviews -- Hold Your Tongue: Bilingualism and the Politics of "English Only" by James Crawford
JAMES CRAWFORD. Hold Your Tongue: Bilingualism and the Politics of "English Only." Reading, Mass: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, 1992. 324 pages. $24.95.In 1981, for the first time in the history of America, Congress was asked to consider a proposal...
Book Reviews -- Multicultural Education in a Pluralistic Society by Donna M. Golnick and Philip C. Chinn
DONNA M. GOLLNLICK and PHILIP C. CHINN. Mulitcultural Education in a Pluralistic Society. Riverside: Macmillan College Publishing Company, 1994. 416 pages. Price not yet available.With a wealth of knowledge, experience, and widely accepted publications...
Book Reviews -- Teleliteracy: Taking Television Seriously by David Bianculli
DAVID BIANCULLI. Teleliteracy: Taking Television Seriously. New York: Continuun, 1992. 315 pages. $24.95.David Bianculli's Teleliteracy is above all else a provocative book with an incessantly stated thesis--that knowledge of television programming is...
Book Reviews -- the Way We Never Were: American Families and the Nostalgia Trap by Stephanie Coontz
STEPHANIE COONTZ. The Way We Never Were: American Families and the Nostalgia Trap. New York: Basic Books, 1992. 391 pages. $27.00.In 1989, historian Stephanie Coontz published a scholarly book on the American family, The Social Origins of Private Life:...
Limits to Pluribus, Limits to Unum
Since its inception, the United States has engaged in a continuous, delicate balancing act involving varying and sometimes conflicting principles. One of those balancing acts has involved the alternatives posed by pluribus (pluralistic and individualistic)...
The Beit Hashoah Mueum of Tolerance: A Reflection
I visited the Beit Hashoah Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles just after it opened in February 1993. I didn't particularly want to go. After all, I had been having a wonderful time attending a national conference on cultural diversity. I did not want...
When Birth Goes on Forever
Four months pregnant when you first leaped inside me; no small tremor but the acrobatics of a well-hooked fish. I held my belly, for the first time aware that I wasn't alone in my body. The strangeness of it distracted me for weeks.In what a sea of forgetfulness...
Whytolerance
A an old African proverb runs "Other villages, other gods"--a truism, perhaps, but one that countless people have found impossible to abide. Too often the spirit of enlightened acceptance has been quashed by religious, ethnic, and racial antagonisms....