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Why Russia thinks it’s exceptional

Why Russia thinks it’s exceptional

Destiny calls upon Russia once more to face the West – or so Russians might believe. America is not alone in projecting itself as an exceptional power and indispensable force for good in the world. Russia makes the same claim. That sentiment is built upon centuries of...
Is youth football past its prime?

Is youth football past its prime?

A high school football game in Kapaa, Hawaii on the island of Kauai. Marco Garcia/AP Photo High school football participation may have peaked. That’s the argument I make in a recent analysis for the international sports governance association Play the Game. The...
Why hazing continues to be a rite of passage for some

Why hazing continues to be a rite of passage for some

Why does hazing happen? Roberto Herrera via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY This fall has seen another tragic death due to hazing. Maxwell Gruver, an 18-year-old Phi Delta Theta pledge at Louisiana State University, died hours after participating in a mock quiz designed to...
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