Free higher education is possible without major economic or cultural difficulties as the GI Bill showed. Neoliberalism, however, favors pliant workers over defiant thinkers, and the focus has shifted toward a skill-based education at great cost to democracy, research and inquiry.
Agua Zarca's attempts to discredit Indigenous cultural and spiritual claims to a river in Honduras have made the Lenca people more determined to seek reparations for the destruction caused.
It matters little that Trump's rhetoric runs directly counter to his decades-long record -- multiple business failures that lined his own pockets but stiffed residents and workers in places like Atlantic City. His words give comfort to people in profound pain. And yet, they are the hollow words of a false prophet.