Tag Archives: Perspectives

Historian Flynt discusses Alabama’s strengths, failings

September 28, 2018
By Greg Phillips

According to a renowned Alabama historian, the state should be proud of its literature, its art and its football, but should be ashamed of its politics.

Renowned historian Dr. Wayne Flynt outlined those points while discussing the state’s cultural heritage, both good and bad, during a two-hour presentation Thursday evening at Troy University’s Dothan Campus.

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Nation has lost its ability to disagree civilly

August 22, 2018
By Daniel Sutter

My Dad used to say that it’s better to keep quiet and let people think that you are stupid than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.  Sorry, Dad, I didn’t follow your advice.

Thomas Jefferson, America’s third president and author of the Declaration of Independence, helps illustrate the problem.Disagreement on values and ideas…

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Alumna’s visit reveals ‘home’

July 31, 2018
By Beth Hyatt

Since graduating from Troy, I’ve had the opportunity to visit the campus numerous times, but it wasn’t until this past summer that I really started to understand just how at home I was there.

In May, I was able to interview a few key people at Troy for the trade magazine at which I work,…

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