The Mental Illness “Epidemic”: A Debate


According to certain measures (such as the number of people who qualify for Federal Goverment disability payments), the number of adults in this country who are mentally ill has risen 2.5 times over the past twenty years. For children, the comparable figures are simply stunning. The number of children diagnosed as mentally ill today is […]

Political Bias in the University Classroom


The Contrarian Forum has provided us with a record (here) of a spirited and interesting debate that took place on the campus of the University of Oregon in 2008 on the topic of “Political Bias in the University Classroom.” The debate is between Cary Nelson, Professor of English at the University of Illinois (Urbana/Champaign), and […]

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