Batory Scholarships

The Joseph P. Batory Scholarship has been awarded to Upper Darby High School graduates each year since 1988 1988: Autumn Carroll 1989: Phan Ong 1990: N.A. 1991: Dan Cherry, Joanne Begley (Tech) 1992: Jerome Cartmell, Kimberly Kehoe (Tech) 1993: Anthanasios Arsenlis 1994: Sophie Arsenlis 1995: William Ko, June Kalback (Tech) 1996: Rachel Shah 1997: Sandy […]

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The Republic in Trouble!!!!

Published in the Delaware County Daily Times May 6, 2020 By JOSEPH P. BATORY Too many Americans are relying for news these days on outrageous social media tweets and biased “television and radio talking heads” who repeatedly convey the messages of the politically powerful. And, much of this “planted information” is full of inaccuracies, fabrications […]

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About Widgets and Judging Schools!

By Joseph Batory. Published in the Delaware County Daily Times, April 25, 2020 US News and World Report has just issued its annual list of the best high schools in the USA.  Not surprisingly, high schools across America which either serve students from the upper classes and those which have academic entrance requirements filled out […]

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The Arranged Marriage

A love story! Adapted from the 2nd book in Joseph Batory’s trilogy, Joey’s Story, 2002, Lanham, MD and London, UK. My wife Joan and I will celebrate our 53rd wedding anniversary in December of 2020. And so, people would probably be very surprised to know that we had an “arranged marriage.” Back in the 1960’s, […]

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Believing in Angels!

Adapted from the 2nd book in Joseph Batory’s trilogy, Joey’s Story, 2002, Rowman and Littlefield, Lanham, MD and London, UK. I have a dream, a fantasyTo help me through realityAnd my destination makes it worth the whilePushing through the darkness still another mile I believe in angelsSomething good in everything I seeI believe in angels […]

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The Ugly Reality of Russian Boss Putin

Published in the Delaware County Daily Times Delaware County’s Daily Newspaper                 Friday, March 13, 2020 By Joseph Batory, Times Columnist   The history of Russia has been dominated by totalitarian leaders who have created ongoing episodes of massive oppression of human rights. The Soviet era (1922-1991) was among the worst, with dictators Lenin and later Stalin […]

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Speaking of Ethics!!!!

Published in the Delaware County Daily Times February 25, 2020 By Joseph Batory, Times Columnist Ethics requires consistency—the absence of contradictions. As a guide for morality, ethics must be rational, and to be rational it must be free of contradictions.  Center for Applied Ethics, Santa Clara University I have often written about and advocated the […]

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