Yoga is either religious instruction or the “wussification of America.”

At least that's what two stories I ran into this week are saying. First, there's a Fox News story that I came across via Media Matters in which the fine folks at Fox & Friends discuss the new "trend" of children practicing yoga with guest and parenting guru (no pun intended) Larry Winget. The whole … Continue reading Yoga is either religious instruction or the “wussification of America.”

The Education Investment, Citizenship, and the Perfection of Society and Government; Or, What Noah Webster Would Say to Romney and Obama

Lately I've been working a side project, a lengthy encyclopedia article on religion and education in America. I'm taking a historical approach in the article and laying out a basic narrative: building a Protestant educational establishment, challenges to that establishment, and, finally, Protestant educational disestablishment. With that article in the back of my head, it … Continue reading The Education Investment, Citizenship, and the Perfection of Society and Government; Or, What Noah Webster Would Say to Romney and Obama

“Yoga Wars,” William James a (Post?)Modern, and Finland’s Education System

- This is the best analysis of the "who owns yoga?" question I've read so far. - Poland just built a gianormous Jesus statue, but is it becoming more secular? - Andrew Hartman over at U.S. Intellectual History discusses how modern or postmodern William James was. - On the ground with anti-nuclear protesters via The Historical Society. - … Continue reading “Yoga Wars,” William James a (Post?)Modern, and Finland’s Education System