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November 2, 2008
 
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Does Cynicism Breed Fraud?

Essays and Opinion Pieces


 

By Robert A. Scott, President, Adelphi University


No matter who wins November 4th – I am writing this on All Saints’ Day, waiting for All Souls’ Day—I hope we will take the time to reflect on the $1 billion presidential campaign that lasted two years and produced mostly “sound bites” for journalists to repeat without examination.

We  don’t want a  nation of  cynics; indeed, polls show that most want to  move beyond divisiveness and show more empathy—even compassion. Yet, how can we encourage this in our young when well-paid, college-educated consultants feed slogans and slander to the crowds, knowing their words will become newsworthy.

» Read Dr. Scott’s entire post at Long Island Business News

 
Tagged: President Emeritus