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The Real Threat to the Humanities

Among the side effects of all the asinine hand-wringing over the phony problem of “scientism” is that it distracts attention from the real threat facing the humanities. I am referring to the corporate mindset that has come to dominate many aspects of higher education. That threat is on full display in the current fracas at…

State Schools vs. the Ivy League

Over at Kevin Drum’s blog, there is an interesting exchange between Drum and an unnamed college professor. In a post that was primarily about issues related to paying for a college education, Drum wrote: The fact is that UCLA provides undergraduates with an education that’s just as good as Harvard, and the country might be…