His reading list focuses on how liberty is won, lost, and neglected. By Jonathan Rauch.
Hoover Fellow Peter Berkowitz has a scathingly accurate analysis of higher education in today’s Wall Street Journal op-ed page. . . .
Peter Berkowitz, the Tad and Dianne Taube Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, chair of the Koret-Taube Task Force on National Security and Law, and cochair of the the Boyd and Jill Smith Task Force on Virtues of a Free Society, notes, on Wall Street Journal TV, that public colleges are legally obligated to keep the classrooms free of politics and that classrooms should be places where students are free to explore ideas.
A few years ago I asked a friend and business owner why he put value on a college diploma when talking with entry level talent who had majored in subjects incredibly tangential to his job descriptions. . . .
As administrators foist ‘social justice’ on 4,000 suburban students, parents plead for balance.
This week on Uncommon Knowledge, host Peter Robinson mediates a discussion between PayPal founder and Stanford Professor Peter Thiel and Velocity Capital Management founder and journalist Andy Kessler on the state of technology and innovation in the United States over the past four decades. Thiel argues that, outside of computers, there has been very little innovation in the past forty years, and the rate of technological change has significantly decreased when compared to the first half of the 20th century. In contrast, Kessler asserts that innovation comes in waves, and we are on the verge of another burst of technological breakthroughs. Industries covered include education, medicine and biotechnology, as well as robots and high tech.
Professors have a professional interest in—indeed a professional duty to uphold—liberty of thought and discussion...
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...
The notion of objective truth has been abandoned and the peer review process gives scholars ample opportunity to reward friends and punish enemies. . . .
Civics education must not be indoctrination, but it also must not be overlooked. By Peter Berkowitz.
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...
Why Abraham Lincoln matters—even now. By Shelby Steele.
This is a story about using American politics to promote the highest of ideals and to realize the worthiest of accomplishments...
A Letter to My Daughter: When you start college next week, you may have to sit through a speech or two in which a dean hails you and your classmates as "the leaders of tomorrow."...
The departure of a child for college, I have just discovered, represents one of those wonderfully illuminating events that enable a man to see things just as they are...
Matt Ridley, author of The Rational Optimist, insists that we humans must face the truth about ourselves—no matter how good it might be. An interview with Peter Robinson.
The Scheinman collection brings to life the story of how two friends, a white American and a black Kenyan, helped African democracy bloom. By Tom Shachtman.