After a recent trip to Japan, Anthony Mullen concludes that Americans aren't necessarily trailing the rest of the world in math and science.
November 2009 Archives
The young marine from The Bronx listened to the lean sergeant talk about the invasion of Japan. The Gunnery Sergeant did not need to remind the group of battle weary marines that any attempt to land on Japan proper would be met with fierce resistance. The Pacific island hopping campaign had proven the Japanese Imperial Army would sacrifice all to prevent an invasion of their homeland. The lives of hundreds of thousands of Japanese and American soldiers were lost on mostly obscure coral atolls and volcanic spits of land, and military analysts were projecting similar or greater numbers of casualties ...
A trip to Disney's Magic Kingdom has Anthony Mullen thinking about the dangers of children who become socially isolated from their peers.