When Big Ideas Go Bad

Power poses became the hottest thing on the internet. But the science doesn’t hold up.


When Economics Was Radical

The field has activist roots and would do well to return to them.


Teaching Through the Lens of Lament

In personal tragedy we sometimes find wisdom, and we can use it in the classroom.


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Reconsidering Research on Primates

Scientists scrutinize both their methodologies and their consciences.


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Reframing Racism

It amounts to justification for wrongful actions that protect privilege, argues Ibram X. Kendi.


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The Case for a New Kind of Core

A methods-based curriculum could empower students in college and for life.


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Empathy, Schmempathy

Paul Bloom on why we should feel less.


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Step In, or Look Away?

The reality of living in a college town is that sometimes we find ourselves fighting the women who are about to become victims.


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Frankfurt Schooled

At the grandfather of book fairs, academic publishing retains its wobbly, wary niche.


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What's Wrong With Literary Studies?

Some scholars think the field has become cynical and paranoid.

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Reinventing the Core

We invite you to respond to Nicholas Lemann’s ideas.


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What Liberal Academics Don’t Get

America left poorly educated whites behind. Their votes were misguided but understandable.


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Caught in the Middle

Universities are caught between the urban/rural and liberal/conservative divides. Is there a way forward?


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Trump World

How Trump’s America looks to a largely Latino community-college class.


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The Day After

On days like these, let your students instruct.


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What Now?

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.


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Going Public

The tenured should not have a monopoly on publicly engaged scholarship.


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Marx as Educator

The man who translated Piketty’s Capital on what we can — and can’t — learn from the German revolutionary.


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The New Intellectuals

Is the academic-jobs crisis a boon to public culture?


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How Did Trump Get Elected? Take a Look in the Mirror

In trying to appease the "relevance" and "bottom line" bandwagons, higher education has failed to nurture critical thinking.


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What Trump’s Win Compels Scholars to Do

How to carry on in a post-truth era.


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What Was Conservatism?

Forty years ago, George H. Nash created the field of conservative intellectual history. What can he tell us about the right today?

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President Trump

The 2016 election is over, and the reckoning has now begun. Donald J. Trump’s ascent to the presidency will go down as one of the greatest political upsets in history. How did he do it? How did so many scholars and political professionals underrate his prospects so badly? And what does his presidency mean for America’s future? The Chronicle Review has assembled a collection of essays on the president-elect from our pages in an attempt to make sense of this historic election.