A Lament for Our Degradation

Creative Commons © 2018 Robert OsburnI grew up in a lower middle-class blue-collar home in Southeastern Michigan where it seemed every 10th word out of my hardworking father’s mouth was a profanity.  Since my grandparents were not profane people, I often wondered...

Faithfulness Amplifies Even When Unfaithfulness Intensifies

                 By Moretto (Own work, RobyBS89) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons The Academy’s latest blog is a contribution to a Center of the American Experiment symposium: Was Trump and Clinton’s...

US President-Elect Trump: Helping My International Student Friends Make Sense of a Shocker

                                                         Pixabay: Photo by Tumisu © 2016 Robert OsburnHere in Northeast...

Amidst the Train Wreck, a Symphony Conductor

                                        www,common.wikimedia/Ben Wade maestro © 2016 Robert OsburnMy international students are largely mum as they observe, close up,...

Has Evil Overtaken Us? Explaining the Rise of Donald Trump

© 2016 Robert OsburnWhen I travel in East Asia this summer and in South Asia this Fall, I will be asked, incessantly, about the one US Presidential candidate who has stunned and astounded Americans who either love or revile him.I will explain that gut responses are no...