'The Heart of the Matter," the just-released report by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, deserves praise for affirming the importance of the humanities and social sciences to the prosperity and security of liberal democracy in America.
At universities and colleges throughout the land, undergraduates and their parents pay large sums of money for -- and federal and state governments contribute sizeable tax exemptions to support -- "liberal" education...
Clarity of purpose is only half of a winning political strategy. The other half involves a clear understanding of the possible. By Peter Berkowitz.
Civics education must not be indoctrination, but it also must not be overlooked. By Peter Berkowitz.
The education lobby argues that, if we flood public schools with money, the performance of our students will improve. Will it? Hoover media fellow Peter Brimelow looks at the evidence—and discovers that the educators have their math wrong.
Since the late 1960s, the movies have had in place a rating system designed to inform viewers of the suitability of films for various audiences.
Liberal education is in decline.
Peter Robinson engages America’s master novelist in a conversation that ranges from the death of the American novel to the “charming aristocracy” that seeks to dictate literary standards to the intersection of culture and the latest findings in neuroscience. Along the way, Tom Wolfe reaffirms his place as the preeminent chronicler of the changing American scene. (35:51) Video transcript
Two years ago in my Standard column "Bucking the deans at Dartmouth," I placed the trustee election in which Peter Robinson and Todd Zywicki were running in the context of William F. Buckley's historic contribution to the conservative cause...
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