• Rich Barlow

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    Rich Barlow

    Rich Barlow is a senior writer at BU Today and Bostonia magazine. Perhaps the only native of Trenton, N.J., who will volunteer his birthplace without police interrogation, he graduated from Dartmouth College, spent 20 years as a small-town newspaper reporter, and is a former Boston Globe religion columnist, book reviewer, and occasional op-ed contributor. Profile

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There are 5 comments on Congress Cuts Political Science Research Grants

  1. While it seems that indeed, STEM studies may presently be resulting in finding a job sooner (keep at it, CvD), today I happened upon [not online but in a real book with real pages by Abba Eban from 1984(!)] this related point: “…we should not put blind trust in scientific rationalism. The Germany of the late ’30s was rich in scientific and technological achievement, but in the absence of an enlarging moral and human dimension, science and technology can be put to the service of systematic slaughter, not of human welfare.” The liberal arts enables that enlarged moral and human dimension, no?
    I’m hopeful that the news in Cartelli’s quote at the end of Barlow’s article is an indication of a sustainable rise of the economy…

  2. So, what’s really going on is that the inefficient government is cutting funding to projects that illuminate how inefficient it is?

    Emperors hate it when people point out that they’re naked. I guess being democratically elected does not exempt one from that anger.

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