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The Oaxaca Incident  

An American scholar. A Mexican village. The U.S. military. What could go wrong?

 

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Teaching in the Time of Google  

When the world’s collective knowledge is at our fingertips, what becomes of education?

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Bring Back Military History  

Its exclusion from curricula is an abdication of colleges’ mission.

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American Ghetto

A noted sociologist explores a loaded term.

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Teacher’s Pet

Potty training a cat tests John Dewey's theory of learning.

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The Repression of Religious Studies  

Scholars must find the courage to defend the field and preserve its independence.

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Slogans Have Replaced Arguments

Student protesters are anti-intellectual. But it’s not their fault.

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When Higher Education Valued Discovery  

Would the brilliant career of the literary scholar Geoffrey Hartman be possible in today's utility-minded university?

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France Libre

The French Resistance is ready for its historical close-up.

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Do You Know How Lucky You Are?  

Sure, you’ve worked hard for your academic standing. But good fortune probably played a role too.

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Rebuilding the Bachelor's Degree  

A credential rooted in the 17th century needs a makeover for the 21st.

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‘If America Wants to Kill Science, It’s on Its Way’

A conversation with the geobiologist A. Hope Jahren, author of the memoir Lab Girl, on women, research, and life in the lab.

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A New Republic of Letters  

After hundreds of years of oblivion, antiquarianism has returned. It’s about time.

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What Students Think About Free Speech  

Their tolerance of censorship reflects their generation’s life experience.

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What’s Wrong With Inequality Studies?  

They ignore the role of race.

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Shipwrecked on Campus

Gulliver's strangest voyage yet.

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Art in the New Plutocracy

The commodification of art has become more than a matter of cultural debate. It should be subject to political scrutiny.

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Academe Is Overrun by Liberals. So What?

The relationship between political diversity and intellectual diversity is, at best, tenuous.

 

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Trump and History

Historical analogies should expand our political imagination, not foreclose the future.

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The Critic’s Soul  

Today’s literary scholars can learn from the generalist Erich Auerbach.