Leadership Worthy of a Nation

© 2014 Robert OsburnThe latest issue of World magazine carries an article whose subtitle could be: “The political leadership of the Balkans are corrupt thieves!”   When he toured this region that figured so prominently in the launch of World War I, World’s...

Our Biggest Challenge: Fragmented Families

© 2014 Robert OsburnHaving spent 29 years engaged with international students who come to the USA for study, I’ve heard more than my share of cross-cultural and cross-national comparisons.  Some are humorous, some sting.  For example, as one Mainland Chinese...

Another Jonathan and David Story

© 2014 Robert OsburnWith the US Supreme Court’s October 6, 2014 decision not to challenge lower courts’ legitimization of gay marriage, it is easy to forget that the gay marriage tidal wave was started by a cultural earthquake many years in the making.  That is...