After spending too much time brainstorming the best way to introduce Ernest L. Boyer to those reading this blog, it finally came to me – why not let him speak for himself?
Over the course of his career, Dr. Boyer had multiple speaking engagements. While heading up the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching he could be scheduled to speak or attend a conference every day of the week. Frequent flier miles; Dr. Boyer had them. The clip above comes from a program entitled “Quest for Peace.” The interview was recorded in 1984, during the start of President Ronald Reagan’s famed “Star Wars” initiative.
Dr. Boyer did not shy away from mentioning the country’s defense strategies while still embroiled in the Cold War, and poses a unique question: Where is the Manhattan Project for peace?