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At the grandfather of book fairs, academic publishing retains its wobbly, wary niche.
Some scholars think the field has become cynical and paranoid.
America left poorly educated whites behind. Their votes were misguided but understandable.
Universities are caught between the urban/rural and liberal/conservative divides. Is there a way forward?
How Trump’s America looks to a largely Latino community-college class.
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On days like these, let your students instruct.
Matthew Clair on moral persuasion. Dalton Conley on academe's "Frankenstein." Jonathan Freedman on changing minds. Robert Greene II on what "public" means. Nell Irvin Painter on a social problem. Mark Bauerlein on shattering groupthink. Amy Kittelstrom on intellectual pride.
The tenured should not have a monopoly on publicly engaged scholarship.
The man who translated Piketty’s Capital on what we can — and can’t — learn from the German revolutionary.
Is the academic-jobs crisis a boon to public culture?
In trying to appease the "relevance" and "bottom line" bandwagons, higher education has failed to nurture critical thinking.
How to carry on in a post-truth era.
Forty years ago, George H. Nash created the field of conservative intellectual history. What can he tell us about the right today?
The Chronicle’s 50th anniversary is an occasion to take stock of the world we cover. What ideas and arguments might shape the next 50 years?
The field failed to foresee 2016's electoral chaos.
Sinister forces have shaped the lies and memes of the alt-right.
It's time to stop pretending that there's such a thing as a rational voter.
Studies by WWII-era social scientists provide a starting point for explaining Trump’s appeal.
Navigating class discussions during a chaotic election season.
We have obligations as citizens. What are our obligations as neighbors?
A new book desegregates artists and songs that belong together.
Robin Hanson wants to do scholarship differently. Is there a place for him in academe?
How college helped a bigot confront his Dixie dogmas.
Boomer faculty members' notions of tolerance don't fit millennial students' experiences.
Philosophy is multifarious, with many regional inflections, a new book argues.