Dr. Michael Platt studied at Harvard, Oxford, and Yale, and taught at Dartmouth, the University of Dallas, Heidelberg, and elsewhere. He is the author of "Mighty Opposites: Machiavelli and Shakespeare Match Wits" and "Seven Wonders of Shakespeare." For more information, visit Friends of the Republic: friendsoftherepublic.com.
When I consider what academe has become, I feel like a boy at the grave of my father. The Harvard I arrived at in 1960, with its Gen-Ed core inspired by the Red Book of 1948, with Finley and Alfred, with Riesman and Erikson, with Harry Levin, George Wald, and Charles Paul Segal, and with […]Read More