Race – Our Most Difficult Question

Despite the positive legacy of the Civil Rights movement, race relations remain a vexing issue in American society. Virginia State University professors Renee Hill and Dirk Philipsen join noted journalist and George Mason University …

November 29, 1998

What Hath GATT Wrought?

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade. Susan Aaronson, professor of public policy at George Mason University, discusses the impact of GATT on the …

November 22, 1998

Male Call: Domestic Violence and Post-modern Man

As physical prowess and other traditional “macho” attributes continue to take a backseat to intellect, what defines the post-modern man? And is he less likely to engage in domestic violence, …

November 15, 1998

Election ’98: Searching for the Ideal Candidate

In the wake of Lewinsky and Starr, pundits discuss the Congressional elections and the “Ideal Politician of the 21st Century.” Also: A look at Virginia political dynasties with analysts Bob Holsworth …

October 25, 1998

The Fate of the Dollar, The Fate of the World?

Where is the dollar headed today? Can it withstand currency speculation? Will it weather the economic collapse of industrialized and emerging nations? J.R. Bullington, director of the Center for Global Business at Old …

October 18, 1998

Mediating Conflict: The New Peacemakers

Can psychoanalytic principles help solve headline-making conflicts around the world? “Yes,” says Vamik Volkan (University of Virginia), author of Bloodlines. He discusses how the theories of Freud and others are being applied …

October 11, 1998

Lasting Impressions: The Spiritual Life of van Gogh

He was an eccentric painter, whose artistic creations were inspired by his lifelong religious struggle. As the National Gallery of Art unveils an historic van Gogh exhibit, religion professor Cliff Edwards (Virginia …

October 3, 1998

Family Dispositions: Implications of Genetic Testing

Blame it on your parents and their parents before them. Science tells us that the predisposition for certain illnesses, including breast cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and sickle cell anemia, can be …

September 25, 1998

Dirty Secrets: Nuclear Mishaps and the Environment in Eastern Europe

With the collapse of the Soviet Union, the world has gotten a closer look at the flawed history of that nation’s nuclear weapons program. Geneticist and former Soviet dissident Valery Soyfer of …

September 18, 1998

Uncommon Bonds: Black Culture in 18th Century America

Prior to 1820, three times as many Africans came to American shores as Europeans. Most lived in the Chesapeake region of Virginia and Maryland or in the Lowcountry of South …

September 11, 1998

No Easy Assignment: Elementary School Reform in the ’90s

As the school year gets underway, Education school deans Gary Galluzzo of George Mason University and Elaine Witty of Norfolk State University offer a primer on how we’re educating our young …

August 28, 1998

Eastern Stars: The Futures of China, Hong Kong and Macao

The pomp and circumstance that surrounded the reversion of Hong Kong to the Chinese offered a glimmer of hope for continued prosperity on that island. But one year later, Asia …

August 21, 1998

Replay: Cutting Class: Education and the Lost Generation

A 1951 protest of poor conditions at Moton High School in Farmville resulted in the school becoming one of the plaintiffs in the Brown v. Board of Education case that ended legal …

August 7, 1998

Replay: By Definition: The Virginia Racial Integrity Act of 1924

Passed at the height of the Eugenics Movement, the Virginia Racial Integrity Act proclaimed the existence of only two racial categories in Virginia – “colored” and “white.” This law effectively …

July 31, 1998

Featured

A black and white photo in which one light-skinned US Marine in uniform leans against the Vietnam memorial wall.

Voices of Vietnam

The Vietnam War pulled America apart, dividing our country into factions. And yet, memories of the Vietnam War unite us. In a new eight-part special series, With Good Reason explores the unresolved tensions in our understanding of the war and the perspectives and people it forever changed.