Robert Weissberg

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Robert Weissberg is a native New Yorker with a Ph.D from University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has taught at Cornell University and University of Illinois-Urbana. He is the author of 11 books and is currently retired and living in New York City.


The Big Bagel

Bill de Blasio, Conservative Hero

Bill de Blasio, Conservative Hero

June 20, 2014

When Bill de Blasio crushed his Republican rival, Joe Lhota, by 49 points in

Modest Proposals

Mr. Putin Goes to Motown

Mr. Putin Goes to Motown

May 21, 2014

Regardless of what dog you have in the Ukrainian turmoil, it is clear that

Modern Weapons

Donald Sterling, Brain Leper

Donald Sterling, Brain Leper

May 09, 2014

If a curious Martian were to suddenly visit Earth, the brouhaha surrounding

Education

Doublethink v. SCOTUS

Doublethink v. SCOTUS

May 01, 2014

Last Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court decided by a 6-2 margin that the 2006

Education

The War on Discipline

The War on Discipline

March 11, 2014

Since the 1960s we have spent trillions to uplift the bottom. All nostrums,

Idiocracy

Self-Esteem Über Alles

Self-Esteem Über Alles

January 28, 2014

As the civil-rights movement settles into stagnation and one nostrum after the

Kids Today

Escaping America’s Youf

Escaping America’s Youf

January 07, 2014

American has a “youth” problem or, as sometimes put, a problem with “youfs”

Modern Weapons

The War Against Offensive Team Nicknames

The War Against Offensive Team Nicknames

October 17, 2013

Offensive sports team nicknames are yet again in the news and, as usual, the

Vile Bodies

Drunks Gone Wild

Drunks Gone Wild

August 30, 2013

The PC suppression of heretical thinking seemingly grows stronger by the day.

Zeitgeist

There’s a Pill for That

There’s a Pill for That

July 10, 2013

Aldous Huxley’s 1932 dystopian novel Brave New World depicts an ideal

Cultural Caviar

The Gay Solution to Urban Blight

The Gay Solution to Urban Blight

February 13, 2013

Since the 1950s a multitude of solutions to revitalize decaying inner cities

Moolah

How to Wean the Dependent

How to Wean the Dependent

December 12, 2012

Can the millions of Americans now accustomed to food stamps, subsidized

Education

The Care and Breeding of Docile Students

The Care and Breeding of Docile Students

November 19, 2012

The American people have increasingly become docile and reliant on government

High Society

How Bimbos Saved the American Republic

How Bimbos Saved the American Republic

November 10, 2012

Another American election has come and gone, this one noteworthy for its

Deep Thoughts

Reducing Hate by Restoring Tolerance

Reducing Hate by Restoring Tolerance

August 22, 2012

Though I cannot demonstrate it statistically, I believe the US is inching

Modest Proposals

Swine Control

Swine Control

July 01, 2012

Whatever one’s views on today’s Middle Eastern regimes, we can all agree

Modest Proposals

Slimming Down the System

Slimming Down the System

June 05, 2012

Conservatives have long waged a seemingly futile campaign to slim down the

Modest Proposals

Harnessing Feminist Energy

Harnessing Feminist Energy

May 26, 2012

America’s energy policy is in shambles. Current green solutions of solar and

Modest Proposals

Deterring Bullies: The “Karate Kid” Program

Deterring Bullies: The “Karate Kid” Program

May 05, 2012

The Obama Administration has declared war on school bullies. The Department of

Crime

Black on Black

Black on Black

September 14, 2009

The flap over Henry Lewis Gates and arresting officer James Crowley was

Diversity

Is She Good for the Latinos? (Really)

Is She Good for the Latinos? (Really)

July 12, 2009

The debate over Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination to the Supreme Court has

Mind the Gap

March 30, 2009

President Obama recently offered up his solution to America’s educational deficiencies,

A Kinder, Gentler Totalitarianism

A Kinder, Gentler Totalitarianism

March 03, 2009

On February 18th 2009, Eric Holder, our first African American Attorney General gave a

Dumb is the New Smart: The Perversions of American Education

Dumb is the New Smart: The Perversions of American Education

January 06, 2009

Under the general topic of malevolence, wickedness, and evil, a vocabulary exists for