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 […]Read more "The Republic in Trouble!!!!"
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 […]Read more "About Widgets and Judging Schools!"
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, […]Read more "The Arranged Marriage"
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 […]Read more "Believing in Angels!"
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 […]Read more "The Ugly Reality of Russian Boss Putin"
Published in the Delaware County Daily Times Delaware County’s Daily Newspaper Thursday, March 5, 2020 By Joseph Batory, Times Columnist In the 1600’s in France, education was something for the rich alone. For those born into poverty or from working class backgrounds, it was a certainty that these children would never receive an education. But […]Read more "The Remarkable Legacy of Jean Baptiste de La salle"
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 […]Read more "Speaking of Ethics!!!!"