Hoover fellow Russell Roberts is using rap music to make the dismal science far less dismal. By Charles Lindsey.
Intellectuals - and particularly academics - have been accused by one of their own of making the world a worse and more dangerous place in the 20th century. . . .
The political science departments at elite private universities such as Harvard and Yale, at leading small liberal arts colleges like Swarthmore and Williams, and at distinguished large public universities like the University of Maryland and the University of California, Berkeley, offer undergraduates a variety of courses on a range of topics...
Why shouldn’t American universities give conservative ideas their due? By Peter Berkowitz.
Two seminal events transformed the educational institutions of the West—the invention of the Gutenberg printing press in 1455 and the Protestant Reformation in 1517.
Jon Jewett on Left Back: A Century of Failed School Reform by Diane Ravitch and When Schools Compete: A Cautionary Tale by Edward B. Fiske and Helen F. Ladd
A wise man may spend as much time plowing fields as studying philosophy. By Victor Davis Hanson.
His new Dictionary of 20th-Century Communism is no closed book. Hoover fellow Robert Service says the movement that claimed tens of millions of victims has “a living legacy, alas.” By John J. Miller.
After their revolutionary fever cools, Arabs will have work to do. They could do worse than to emulate the booming Asian nations. By William Ratliff.
A decent education doesn’t merely confer good grades. It confers the ability to understand complex social issues—the health care battle, for instance. By Chester E. Finn Jr.
How can we shore up the American work ethic? By honoring good work. By Russell Muirhead.
And if they put their new freedoms to work, they won’t even remain poor. By Gary S. Becker.
Peter Berkowitz on Education’s End: Why Our Colleges and Universities Have Given Up on the Meaning of Life by Anthony T. Kronman
Celebrating the ninetieth birthday of the Hoover Institution, a revolutionary place. By Nicholas Siekierski.
The Supreme Court’s Brown v. Board of Education ruling in 1954 was supposed to have improved educational opportunities for minorities. Yet in many ways the educational chasm between minority and non-minority schoolchildren is as great now as it was then. By Clint Bolick.
Whether racing to the top or sinking in debt (or both), some governors are taking the school-reform baton back from Washington. By Chester E. Finn Jr.
Clarity of purpose is only half of a winning political strategy. The other half involves a clear understanding of the possible. By Peter Berkowitz.
How the language of discrimination hurts blacks. By Shelby Steele.