PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | The Chronicle Review http://www.chronicle.com/section/The-Chronicle-Review/41/ 2016-08-26T09:51:41-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education Free Expression in Peril http://www.chronicle.com/article/Free-Expression-in-Peril/237568 2016-08-26T04:55:29-04:00 Student and faculty speech is sometimes ugly and offensive. But we must protect it. All of it. By Geoffrey R. Stone The Chomsky Puzzle: Piecing Together a Celebrity Scientist http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Chomsky-Puzzle-Piecing/237558 2016-08-25T04:55:00-04:00 Two new books try to take down the father of modern linguistics. Is this any way to treat an intellectual icon? By Tom Bartlett The Insidious Imps of Writing http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Insidious-Imps-of-Writing/237514 2016-08-21T19:00:23-04:00 To outwit them, you've got to hypnotize yourself, shaking off the shackles of everyday routine. By Mark Edmundson Casting Into the Unknown http://www.chronicle.com/article/Casting-Into-the-Unknown/237515 2016-08-21T19:00:00-04:00 What can fly-fishing teach us about theoretical physics? More than you might guess. By Marcelo Gleiser Peter Singer on Robots, Kidneys, and Changing Lives http://www.chronicle.com/article/Peter-Singer-on-Robots/237455 2016-08-14T18:00:00-04:00 The controversial philosopher discusses ethics, challenging students, and the importance of surfing.   By Tom Bartlett Who Needs Historians? http://www.chronicle.com/article/Who-Needs-Historians-/237415 2016-08-09T22:55:00-04:00 Historians can serve a useful political role — but at what cost? By Jeremy Adelman Holding On to What Makes Us Human http://www.chronicle.com/article/Holding-On-to-What-Makes-Us/237381 2016-08-07T19:31:47-04:00 Defending the humanities in a skills-obsessed university. By L.D. Burnett What if Addiction Is Not a Disease? http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-if-Addiction-Is-Not-a/237383 2016-08-07T19:30:47-04:00 A longstanding debate hampers progress in treatment, but a new research model holds promise. By David Schimke How to Win an Academic Argument http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-to-Win-an-Academic/237365 2016-08-05T04:50:49-04:00 They don’t move mountains, they move minds. And the making of the arguments is its own reward. By Stanley Fish What Rankings Have Wrought http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-Rankings-Have-Wrought/237296 2016-07-31T19:00:00-04:00 Sociologists describe a field under the tyranny of U.S. News surveys. By Steven J. Harper 'Junkie' in the Joint http://www.chronicle.com/article/Junkie-in-the-Joint/237297 2016-07-31T18:30:18-04:00 An audience of inmates reads William Burroughs's dark novel. By Mikita Brottman The Vanishing Big Thinker http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Vanishing-Big-Thinker/237277 2016-07-28T04:55:06-04:00 Scholars have come to value academic progress over public benefit. By Alan Wolfe ‘Trump Syllabus’ Ignores Race, Xenophobia http://www.chronicle.com/article/Trump-Syllabus-Ignores/237212 2016-07-25T03:56:00-04:00 A contributor to the "Trump Syllabus" voices her disapproval of the project. Police Violence, Out of Context http://www.chronicle.com/article/Police-Violence-Out-of/237236 2016-07-24T19:45:05-04:00 What a recent high-profile study about police shootings got wrong. By Lester Spence Why Social Science Risks Irrelevance http://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-Social-Science-Risks/237192 2016-07-24T19:29:00-04:00 The privilege to pursue knowledge carries a responsibility to share it with the world.   By danah boyd The Nazi Rorschach Tests http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Nazi-Rorschach-Tests/237231 2016-07-24T19:13:37-04:00 What did the researchers who interviewed Nazi leaders in prison, after World War II, conclude? By Tom Bartlett The False Promise of a ‘Conversation’ About Race http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-False-Promise-of-a/237066 2016-07-24T18:43:00-04:00 It’s time to give up on the idea that words alone will make a real difference. By John H. McWhorter In Praise of Speculative History http://www.chronicle.com/article/In-Praise-of-Speculative/237067 2016-07-10T18:41:33-04:00 New conjectural works share a project: to broaden the scope of historical understanding beyond the thin span of written records. By Frank Palmeri I Read It at the Movies http://www.chronicle.com/article/I-Read-It-at-the-Movies/237042 2016-07-06T18:00:00-04:00 The film Genius offers a peek into the bruising relationship between editors and authors. By Gerald Howard Take Your Time http://www.chronicle.com/article/Take-Your-Time/236915 2016-07-03T18:30:00-04:00 The corporate university steals it — let’s grab it back. By Maggie Berg and Barbara K. Seeber