Ho-hum about the clash of civilizations…
Last Dartmouth post of the day, I promise....
Peter Berkowitz on Theory’s Empire: An Anthology of Dissent edited by Daphne Patai and Will H. Corral
Peter Berkowitz on Restoring Free Speech and Liberty on Campus by Donald Alexander Downs
SWARTHMORE, Pa. -- On Feb. 22, in celebration of its sesquicentennial, Swarthmore College proudly hosted “The Liberal Arts in Action: A Symposium on the Future of Liberal Arts.”
Duke is back in the news. As befits a great university, its travails have implications for higher education in America and for public life throughout the country.
Peter Berkowitz on The Marketplace of Ideas: Reform and Resistance in the American University by Louis Menand
Hoover senior fellow Stephen Haber was awarded the Allan V. Cox Medal for faculty excellence in fostering undergraduate research
Stephen Haber, the Peter and Helen Bing Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and the A. A. and Jeanne Welch Milligan Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences at Stanford, where he is a professor of political science and professor of history, was awarded the 2009 Allan V. Cox Medal.
Why Abraham Lincoln matters—even now. By Shelby Steele.
Nathan Glazer, urban sociologist and scholar of ethnicity, race and education, died recently at the age of 95. On this episode, Peter Skerry, Professor of Political Science at Boston College, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss Glazer’s work and the ideas he wrestled with.
If the West falls into a Leftist Dark Age, it will not because many people didn’t fight tooth and nail to stop it occurring. I have linked to Heather Mac Donald before and I make no apology for doing so again. She is interviewed here by the brilliant Peter Robinson at the Hoover Institution.
This is a story about using American politics to promote the highest of ideals and to realize the worthiest of accomplishments...
Continuing our discussion of his new book, Economic Facts and Fallacies, Thomas Sowell turns his gaze to the American academy...
The role of the college trustee is endlessly nibbled about in academic politics...
T.J. Rodgers does not seem pleased, his gelid stare intensifying at a recent project meeting...
The left-leaning faction that dominates American higher education doesn't take kindly to strangers -- particularly those who challenge the prevailing academic orthodoxies...
We’ve known for years that our schools are failing huge numbers of students. Now, Hoover fellows Eric Hanushek and Paul E. Peterson show how they’re failing the nation.
The outgoing Stanford president reflects on the founding, and the future, of a truly great university.
Richard Epstein, the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, notes that the best lawyers he knows don't want law schools to turn out graduates with less knowledge and more gimmicks; they want better-educated lawyers who can hit the ground running. If fifty years ago students could make good use of three years of a law school education, they certainly can do so in today's vastly more complicated world.
In this episode of Uncommon Knowledge, Peter interviews Hoover senior fellows and members of Hoover’s Task Force on K–12 Education Paul Peterson and Rick Hanushek on education in the United States compared to the rest of the world.