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Stanley Fish


Stanley Fish is a professor in residence at the New College of Florida. He is the author of many books, including Law at the Movies, forthcoming from Oxford in 2024.

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  • The Review | Opinion

    Everyone, Just Shut Up Already

    Academic administrators should keep their politics to themselves.
  • The Review

    Stop Trying to Sell the Humanities

    Arguments that they’re useful are wrong, anti-humanistic, and sure to backfire.
  • The Chronicle Review

    How Not to Dismantle the Old-Boy Network

    Inviting more voices into the academic conversation can be anti-academic.
  • The Review

    Free Speech Is Not an Academic Value

    You don’t have the right to say whatever you want on a college campus.
  • The Review

    Citizen Formation Is Not Our Job

    The National Association of Scholars is right to oppose the “new civics,” but its solution is wrongheaded.
  • The Review

    How to Win an Academic Argument

    They don’t move mountains, they move minds. And the making of the arguments is its own reward.
  • The Review

    Academic Freedom Is Not a Divine Right

    Is academic freedom a philosophical concept tied to larger concepts of individual dignity and autonomy, or is it a guild concept developed in an effort to insulate the enterprise from the threat of a hostile takeover? I come down on the side of guild concept. Academic freedom is not a subset of…
  • The Review

    The Trouble With Tolerance

    Some years ago, just after Salman Rushdie was made the object of a fatwa, I found myself at an academic conference listening to a panel address the issues raised by his situation. A member of the audience rose and, without a trace of irony, gave voice to this question/accusation: “What’s the matter…
  • The Review

    Chickens: the Ward Churchill and Larry Summers Story

    It’s fair to say, I think, that at the present moment, the two most famous academics in the country are Larry Summers and Ward Churchill. Larry Summers is the president of Harvard University, and so his fame is no surprise: Everyone with any interest at all in higher education knows who the…
  • News

    Where Have You Gone, Stanley Fish?

    Related articles: View all of the articles and commentary from this special supplement on personal finance and retirementSupplement in print: Order print copies of personal finance and retirement supplements from February 2004 and April 2005 The short answer is “to Florida.” Sometime in the next…