The Beast That Ate The Village

As the 2012-13 academic year gets under way, more than 40,000 students from all 50 states and 130 foreign countries are attending the graduate and undergraduate schools of New York University.  Some of these young scholars will undoubtedly ride to school in upscale cars or limos: a year at NYU with room and board costs […]

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Immigration And Bowling Alone

Harvard political scientist Robert Putnam, author of Bowling Alone, is very nervous about the release of his new work. Understandably so. His five-year study shows that immigration and ethnic diversity have a devastating impact on social capital, the fabric of associations, trust and neighborliness that create and sustain communities. In the short to medium range, […]

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