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JOHN CRISP

John M. Crisp teaches English at Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, Texas. His column is distributed by Scripps Howard News Service.

Articles by JOHN CRISP

Commentary: At last, some good news, sort of Commentary: At last, some good news, sort of
1 week ago - - JOHN CRISP
Those who believe that the arc of human history bends toward progress and enlightenment must be having a hard time finding a scrap of good news in the media these days. [Read More]
Commentary: Let's try less traveled road for change Commentary: Let's try less traveled road for change
2 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
In his speech to Congress on March 4, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu summoned historical and literary resources to support a hard line in the negotiations with Iran over nuclear weapons. [Read More]
Commentary: When a weapon becomes more than a tool Commentary: When a weapon becomes more than a tool
3 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
We invent the tools that we use to create the world we live in; in turn, the tools that we surround ourselves with sometimes take on a life of their own, shaping our culture in unanticipated ways. [Read More]
Commentary: Creative ways to deny climate change Commentary: Creative ways to deny climate change
6 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
Climate-change denial persists in various modes, none of which is particularly convincing. But they don’t have to be. They’re successful if they raise enough doubt about the scientific consensus on climate change to encourage complacency about the future of our planet. [Read More]
Commentary: Ideology must not trump education Commentary: Ideology must not trump education
6 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
If you want to achieve traction on nearly any issue in our culture, you have to make a case for an economic payoff. [Read More]
Commentary: Good diplomacy rather than bluster Commentary: Good diplomacy rather than bluster
9 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
Consider Saudi Arabia and Iran for a moment: Commuters riding to work on the Tehran metro recently were surprised when they glanced up from their newspapers and spotted the president of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, riding along with them. [Read More]
Commentary: Requiring more of police, us Commentary: Requiring more of police, us
11 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
Maybe right now isn’t be the best time to bring this up. [Read More]
Commentary: Presidential lies about torture, sex Commentary: Presidential lies about torture, sex
12 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
What do torture and sex have in common? Not much, I hope. But there is an odd consonance between two of our national history's most notorious presidential lies. [Read More]
Commentary: The right to be offended Commentary: The right to be offended
13 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
As the American Civil War recedes steadily into the past, disputes over the display of the symbols of the Confederacy, especially on public property, persist. Such a battle is currently developing in Texas. [Read More]
Commentary: Who were we kidding anyway? Commentary: Who were we kidding anyway?
14 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
After many years of teaching in college, I’ve concluded that few demographic groups are more pitiless, hardhearted and coldblooded than a class full of college freshmen. [Read More]
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