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Vincent Ryan Ruggiero

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VINCENT RYAN RUGGIERO, M.A., is Professor of Humanities Emeritus, State University of New York, Delhi College. Prior to his twenty-nine year career in education, he was a social caseworker and an industrial engineer. The author of twenty-one books, his trade books include Warning: Nonsense Is Destroying America and The Practice of Loving Kindness. His textbooks include The Art of Thinking and Beyond Feelings, both in 10th editions and available in Chinese as well as English, Thinking Critically About Ethical Issues, and A Guide to Sociological Thinking. His latest book, Corrupted Culture: Rediscovering America's Enduring Principles, Values, and Common Sense, is available at Amazon and in bookstores. Professor Ruggiero is internationally recognized as one of the pioneers of the Critical Thinking movement in education. Earlier in his career, he published essays in a variety of magazines and journals, including America, Catholic Mind, The Sign, The Lamp, and Catholic World.

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America Unhinged

The level of incivility and animosity in America today gives ample cause to wonder whether our soci...

The Nearsighted Shepherd, Part 3

A Guide to Improving Shepherding Part 1 showed how the Bishops’ championing ...

The Nearsighted Shepherd- Part 2

Part I of this essay introduced the fable of the Nearsighted Shepherd and likened his situatio...

The Nearsighted Shepherd

A Cautionary Fable Once upon a time, there was a nearsighted shepherd who mistook another flock ...

Have the Shepherds Abandoned the Sheep?

The sheep and shepherds metaphor is a central one in Christianity. It is found in both the Old Test...

Why Aren’t America’s Problems Being Solved?

The United States has had a border problem for decades and both political parties have blamed each ...

“Assessing the Trump Presidency” Revisited

A friend reacted to my essay, “Assessing the Trump Presidency,” and that reaction led to a li...

Assessing the Trump Presidency

Few reporters and commentators offer fair assessments of the Trump presidency. Liberals generally i...

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