The Closing of the American Mind: 30 Years Ago
No one, least of all Bloom himself, expected it to attract much attention. But that it did – and more. For it became a phenomenon. In fact, for nearly a year, it was the talk of the land, and it sold like hotcakes. Bloom, who had always lived beyond his means, soon found it almost impossible to do so.
How to Stop Complaining and Start Fixing America’s Higher Education Crisis
The most striking thing about fixing American higher education is that the direct costs look surprisingly small. The major obstacles are political, not financial.
Trump Is Right to Highlight Apprenticeships Instead of College
President Trump wants Americans to expand apprenticeships nationwide to draw people back into the workforce. It’s a worthy goal, especially if it means fewer college students.
Conservative Voices and Views Are Being Silenced
“American universities seem committed to every kind of diversity except intellectual diversity. Conservative voices and views are being silenced entirely.” — Fareed Zakaria
“For Want of A Degree”: Free speech “victor” denied master’s degree he earned. Can your college or university help?
Nine years after DeJohn v. Temple University, disabled combat veteran Christian DeJohn is still burdened by the weight of a profound, unresolved loss: the master’s degree he rightfully earned, but never got.
Allan Bloom’s University and Mine: From Racial Intimidation to Trigger Warnings
As it happens, I was enrolled in that seminar, and the events that took place at Cornell that spring were as seminal for me as they were for Bloom.
Universities, Free Speech, and the Rise of the Spit-Viper Left
Disruptions and attacks come almost entirely from an emergent Spit-Viper Left, drawn from a motley collection of campus grievance groups that are angry, uninformed, anti-intellectual and uniformly illiberal in their attitudes and beliefs.
The Cowards of Academia
A handful of academics at a handful of universities have signed statements on behalf of allowing “diverse” views to be heard at the university. These statements are worthless.
The Dangers of Echo Chambers on Campus
When students inhabit liberal bubbles, they’re not learning much about their own country. To be fully educated, students should encounter not only Plato, but also Republicans.
What the Feds Can Do for Higher Education: Appoint Richard Vedder
DeVos must appoint a deputy undersecretary for higher education who will address its issues capably and with respect for individual freedom.