Bean counters, bureaucrats, and barbarians are to blame.
A master plan for the 21st century must have research at the core.
Current thinking views higher education as job training. That’s a mistake.
The professoriate needs to refocus on students or face extinction.
The supply of intellectuals has increased far beyond the academy, so that promoting ideas in the public sphere has become big business.
A political theorist becomes an outspoken critic of Trump.
As economists explain in a new collection of essays, there is nothing inexorable about Thomas Piketty’s conclusions.
This upstart publisher wants to open Canadians' eyes to their nation's history.
The problems result from issues that are structural, not stylistic.
In his final book, Zygmunt Bauman turned his attention to the current nostalgic mood.
French intellectuals differ on what poses the greatest threat to liberal values: Islamization or Islamophobia.
Just because our way of life is nearly extinct doesn’t mean we can’t relish it.
Administrators took credit, but it was students who forced their hand.
Northwestern University’s prosecution of Peter Ludlow was a purification ritual dressed up as a civilized hearing.
How the humanities survive on exploitation.
Love them if you have to, but to free your mind, leave them behind.
The campus climate of fear imperils academe as an incubator of provocative ideas.
The senior African-American scholars I meet are bitter and disheartened. Am I doomed to the same fate?
Incivility is the only civilized response to barbarity.
What’s the good of having a freedom you’re afraid to use?
A case for looking beyond the elite universities to find prospective justices.
Women are the primary readers of popular histories. Why aren't they the primary authors of them?
If historians don’t provide our country with grand narratives, sneaky demagogues will.
This intellect-imperiled age demands that colleges offer open access.
The Grit Lit writer was a hell raiser, but he also had deep compassion for his students.
Illicit border crossings weren't abstract interests — they were his childhood.
Although much maligned, it can be deeply enriching, inspiring, and community building.
Academe rightly objects to President Trump’s immigration bans. But by doing so for corporatist, not humanitarian, reasons, it tacitly endorses his priorities.