Search Results for '"Dr. David Williams"'

SOUND ADVICE: TRUST…, DEFEND NOTHING

July 14th, 2017

[Update at 0546 on 15 July: see my inline note to French’s reference to Jonah Goldberg below and my comment this morning.] Starting back in November, The Guardian launched Burst Your Bubble, a weekly collection of items produced by conservative journalists and writers on the administration of President Donald John Trump. Reading these pieces is […]

IN IZVESTIA NO PRAVDA, IN PRAVDA NO IZVESTIA…*

December 20th, 2016

*I remember this from my days as an undergrad studying under the always challenging, always great, Dr. David Williams.

DOES PRESIDENT-ELECT TRUMP PLAY CHESS…?

December 16th, 2016

When I was an undergrad minoring in Political Science, my area of concentration was the Soviet Union. I remember one conversation in class when Dr. David Williams told us that one of the challenges in negotiations between the United States and the USSR was that Americans played poker, Russians played chess. The analogy seems forced, […]

AGAIN WITH THE RUSSIANS… YOU CAN’T ESCAPE…

December 7th, 2016

Novelists, at least in the first 11 installments of the The Paris Review’s Art Of Fiction interviews, love the Russians. I feel like I need to buy a bottle of vodka and a loaf of black bread (how we used to celebrate surviving one of Dr. David Williams test on, what was then, The Soviet […]

WAL-MART WEDNESDAY…

January 30th, 2008

SYMPOSIUM: WAL-MART CEO LEE SCOTT SPEAKS… SYMPOSIUM: LEE SCOTT AND JOE STALIN… SYMPOSIUM: HARMONIC CONVERGENCE…? WAL-MART’S MANIFEST DESTINY… A PEAK BEHIND THE CURTAIN… WHICH SET OF NUMBERS OUGHT WE TO USE…?

SHARING A BOTTLE…

June 15th, 2007

As an undergrad at Ohio University in the early ’80s I took a lot of courses from Dr. David Williams whose specialty was the history and politics of the then Soviet Union. I remember one of Dave’s tales about drinking in Moscow, where he attended Moscow University for his Masters in Journalism. The story went […]