Dear Members of the Board:
I read with a mixture of anticipation and trepidation the unexpected announcement earlier this month that President Rebecca Chopp is departing Swarthmore to become the chancellor of the University of Denver.
The debasement of liberal education is a little-discussed but long-standing cause of the much-discussed polarization of our politics.
A striking correlation exists between the decay of liberal education and the belief that government should push American citizens toward progressivism.
Labor Day weekend marks the return to school and the beginning of the home stretch of the presidential campaign. The connection is typically overlooked.
Due process protections for the accused in campus cases alleging sexual assault have been under attack for decades.
Colleges foster smugness on the left and resentment on the right.
Dean Martha Minow flunks the test...
Why free nations emerge from crises stronger than do repressive regimes.
The College Board wants to ensure that students learn about America only at its worst.
Progressivism marches relentlessly toward its destination: the one true secular kingdom.
When society and politics become degraded, when American communities crumble, merely “conserving” isn’t enough. Conservatism must restore.
The “End of History” thesis saw a world at equilibrium. But when does the center ever hold?
To endure the storms of the new decade, cling to the anchor: personal autonomy.
Only a liberal democracy can protect individuals and restrain rulers, and liberal democracy demands liberal education.
Raise the banner of individual liberty and govern under it.
The disarray of American foreign policy has perilous consequences that are global in reach.
The president’s quest for even-handedness is misguided and dangerous.
Postmodern Europeans may not like to hear it, but nation-states are still essential to preserving the continent’s culture and safety.