Stephen T. Asma

Stephen T. Asma

Confucius Got It Right: Giving in to ‘Bias’ Is Part of Living an Ethical Life

Confucius Got It Right: Giving in to ‘Bias’ Is Part of Living an Ethical Life

“I would strangle everyone in this room if it somehow prolonged my son’s life.” That’s what I blurted into a microphone during a panel discussion on ethics. I was laughing when I said it, but the priest sitting next to me turned sharply in horror and the communist

Stephen T. Asma
Stephen T. Asma
History
Unmaking Affirmative Action

Unmaking Affirmative Action

On July 3, the Trump administration rescinded the Obama approach to race-based college admissions. This returns the U.S. to the philosophy of George W. Bush’s White House, which argued that race should not be a significant factor. The Trump initiative may have no immediate impact since the Supreme

Stephen T. Asma
Stephen T. Asma
Education
Reason and Reality in an Era of Conspiracy

Reason and Reality in an Era of Conspiracy

Did Nelson Mandela die in prison or did he die years later? Many people reading this probably lived through such recent history, and know perfectly well that he died decades after his release. Many of our students, however, do not know this because they didn’t live through it, and

Stephen T. Asma
Stephen T. Asma
Education