New Criterion on Higher Education

Look to the latest New Criterion, focused on liberal education, for some incisive writing on the modern academy and its afflictions: Our own Jim Piereson, reviewing Education’s End, in “Liberalism vs. humanism” Alan Charles Kors’ fascinating and depressing account of his long experiences in the academy in “On the sadness of higher education” Charles Murray […]

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Research As Self-Branding

By Mark Bauerlein If you browse through the list of dissertations filed in American literary and cultural studies last year, you will find many conventional and sober projects that fit well with traditional notions of humanistic study. Here are a few sample titles: – “Rethinking Arthur Miller: Symbol and structure” – “Tragic investigations: The value […]

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