14 Jan, 2011

A Provacative Example of Parenting from Yale Law Professor Amy Chua

2019-03-18T18:48:07-05:00January 14th, 2011|Tags: , , |

This week has seen a media storm over Yale law professor Amy Chua's new book, entitled "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother." Chua started the debate herself with her Wall Street Journal essay relating her experiences raising two daughters the "traditional" Chinese way. Chua later responded to reader's questions in the WSJ and during her appearance on The Today Show. By week's end coverage of her book made its way to Slate, Above the Law, the Boston Globe, Time magazine, NPR, the the Huffington Post. I found the furor over Professor Chua's book to be misguided. If anything, her book provoked, besides hostility, a debate over the proper role of parents in guiding their children. And in a country of parentless children, I find it disheartening that some would say she is not fit to raise children. She, at the very least, played an active role in children's formative years, which is more than most can claim.

27 Dec, 2010

The Picture Of Dorian Gray: A Book Review

2019-03-18T18:48:10-05:00December 27th, 2010|Tags: , , , |

I like to go into book stores every once in a while and walk around, glance over titles, perhaps read a page or two. But I always come across that shelf full of old classics like Moby Dick and Wuthering Heights and feel a little ashamed for having not read the majority of them. I mean, these are classics for a reason. They have been analyzed, criticized and immortalized for decades and yet I can’t find a few hours out of my day to sit down and appreciate these works of art? Thankfully they’re also assigned readings in most college level Lit classes.

18 Dec, 2010

Dean Erwin Chemerinsky’s SCOTUS Blog Interview

2019-03-18T18:48:10-05:00December 18th, 2010|

Dean and CockleBur Contributor Erwin Chemerinsky recently conducted an interview about his new book on SCOTUS Blog.  The book, entitled "The Conservative Assault on the Constitution" can be purchased here and the interview can be found here.

17 Dec, 2010

Book Review: This Is Your Country on Drugs

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This Is Your Country On Drugs: The Secret History of Getting High in America By Ryan Grim • John Wiley & Sons, Inc. • 2009/2010 • $24.95 hardcover; $15.95 paperback • 272 pages Americans really like to get high, and they’ll go out of their way to do so even when the government threatens to [...]

6 Oct, 2010

The Conservative Assault On The Constitution

2019-03-18T18:48:12-05:00October 6th, 2010|Tags: , , |

One of the CockleBur contributors, Erwin Chemerinsky, has released a new book entitled, The Conservative Assault On The Constitution (Simon & Schuster, October 2010). To view the Amazon book review or to order the book click here. To view the Los Angeles Times book review by Tim Rutten click here.