Author: Steve Kogan

Steve Kogan was a Professor of English for over thirty years at Borough of Manhattan Community College/CUNY and has written for Academic Questions, The Brussels Journal, and Literary Imagination, among other journals and blogs.

Simone Weil and the Condition of Schooling Today

“We can only lean on what offers resistance.” So writes the historian Oswald Spengler in The Hour of Decision (1934). Seven years later, Simone Weil incorporated this principle in her declaration that the key to academic studies is an undivided focus on each particular subject at hand, with no concessions to the student’s aptitude or preferences. Weil’s […]

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