Category Archives: the New Yorker

September 8, 2013, 11:18 am

Your Weekly Radical Reader: Shorts From Around The Web


My current favorite shorts are being worn by Rafa out in Queens.

There’s a lot sitting on our desk at Tenured Radical, each item of which deserves its own post.  But since we will be away much of the week doing research at Cornell and hanging with the History Department (Thursday, September 12, Guerlac Room in the Andrew White House, at 4:30), there may not be much attention to bloggy biz. So, without further ado, our news shorts include:

The University Without Students!  If you read this week’s New Yorker puff piece on John Sexton, the president of New York University, you will realize that the future is now. The role of universities is to provide real estate for executives and law school faculty, conduct high-level negotiations with dictatorships, and move as many students abroad as possible where they can …

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August 21, 2009, 7:00 pm

If I Can Make It There, I’ll Make It Anywhere

I realize that if I were a real writer I would not do anything so uncool as this, but after a lifetime of aspiration, I have been quoted in the New Yorker. OK, it’s the book blog, but it’s still the New Yorker.