Volume 60, Issue 31: April 18, 2014

April 14, 2014


The Chronicle Review

  • The New Academic Celebrity

    Theory thumpers are so 90s. What TED and the rest of the “ideas” circuit prize are upbeat wizards of science and social science.

  • Learning From Others Premium Link

    Online or off, learning’s more successful when it’s more social.

  • Smudging the Color Line Premium Link

    The interwar memoirs of the expat Anita Reynolds reflect her puckish parrying of racial categorization.

  • How Philosophy Makes Progress

    No. It helps make us coherent to ourselves, and that’s a never-ending project. 

  • White-Collar World

    C. Wright Mills foresaw the plight of today’s politically feeble, emotionally brittle white-collar masses.

  • Oxford Memories Premium Link

    A literary critic recalls a daunting realm of elitism and eccentricity.