Category: Education

Are Universities Doomed?

By Victor Davis Hanson, Daily Signal In a famous exchange in the “The Sun Also Rises,” Ernest Hemingway wrote: “How did you go bankrupt?” Bill asked. “Two ways,” Mike said. “Gradually, then suddenly.” “Gradually” and “suddenly” applies to higher education’s implosion. During the 1990s “culture wars” universities were […]

Activism as Education

By David Pan  Telos This week we have released a podcast interview with J. E. Elliott, who discusses his recent article, “Brand English and Its Discontents: Situating Truth and Value in the University Today” in Telos 200. I discuss with him the way in which activism has become the focus […]

Evening News: November 14, 2022 Epoch Times-Appeals Court Rules Against Biden Administration’s Student Loan Forgiveness Program

November 14, 2022 TODAY IN HISTORY Herman Melville publishes “Moby-Dick” 1851 TOP NEWS Judiciary Appeals Court Rules Against Biden Administration’s Student Loan Forgiveness Program Share*             READ MORE Cryptocurrency Relationship Among FTX, Ukraine, and Democrats Sparks Speculation Share*           […]

The Racism in Textbooks

New York Review of Books Eric Foner The Complicity of the Textbooks In Teaching White Supremacy, Donald Yacovone traces how the writing of American history, from Reconstruction on, has falsified and illuminated our racial past. Dan Chiasson Rococo Risks With Venice, her latest collection of poems, Ange Mlinko offers an […]

Thank god we’re finally addressing the plight of America’s most disadvantaged community, Harvard Law graduates

By David Burge Thank god we’re finally addressing the plight of America’s most disadvantaged community, Harvard Law graduates Lawrence Tribe is University Professor Emeritus and former Carl M. Loeb University Professor at Harvard Fucking Law School. He’s the one saying “thousands of my former students” are making less […]

On Loans

New York Review of Books In October 2011 Jeff Madrick wrote a dispatch from Zuccotti Park for the Review. Three weeks after protesters had first converged there under the banner “Occupy Wall Street,” he found that the movement—initially mocked in the media for its youth and unseriousness—was coming […]