The Value of a Friend: Foreign Aid in the Post Cold-War Era

The cash-strapped United States spends millions each year to buy the cooperation of nations large and small at the same time lawmakers propose cutting welfare and Medicare for its own …

January 28, 1996

The Loneliest Number: Boredom and Social Phobias

Part I: University of Virginia English Professor Patricia Spacks discusses her new book, bravely titled Boredom: A Literary History of a State of Mind. Find the segment audio here. Part II: Mark McCormick, a Virginia …

January 21, 1996

A Innocence Lost: The Politics of Child Abuse

Is child abuse in America on an alarming increase or merely better reported? Who stands to gain – or lose – in the debate? James Madison University psychology professor Anne Stewart joins David …

January 14, 1996

Terrorists and True-Believers: The Fear of Islam

Islam is a centuries-old religion of high moral standards. Like many religions, its followers are devout – sometimes zealous. Have terrorists’ links to Islam tarnished its image to Western eyes? George …

January 7, 1996

Caught in the Web: Ethics in Cyberspace

Computer hacking, “flaming” on bulletin boards and invasions of privacy are just a few examples of ethical misconduct on the Internet. James Madison University information science professor Karen Forcht is joined by …

January 1, 1996