Party of Veterans, Romantic Vision, and Universal Basic Income
CAL Newsletter: November 13, 2018
The Party of Veterans: Democrats or Republicans?
Veterans unite Americans, truly. Public opinion of the country’s 18 million veterans remains high, and 95% of people believe those who served deserve the government’s support. In her new book, Congress and U.S. Veterans: From the GI Bill to the VA Crisis, Lindsey Cormack evaluates how the parties legislate and communicate veterans' policies. Her research questions how Republicans came to be seen as the party of veterans when Democrats in Congress are more often legislating for their benefits.
“I was lucky to study with great teachers and mentors; that’s why I value teaching,” Aysegul Durakoglu recently told the Stevens Indicator, reflecting on her time at the College of Arts and Letters. “It’s such an intimate endeavor. One-on-one instruction for many years — it’s continuing a legacy, it’s continuing a tradition of classical music. I think it’s everyone’s responsibility to offer this to the younger generation."
A Universal Basic Income: Is It a Good Idea?
Don't miss the final Humanities Forum of the semester, presented by Michael Steinmann. In his talk, Steinmann will consider whether a universal basic income, a periodic and unconditional payment made to all people, is an effective course of action for society.