Recent Articles

Does affirmative action produce more black lawyers?

, Star Parker

The study, “A Systematic Analysis of Affirmative Action in American Law Schools,” argues, using statistical analysis, that although total elimination of racial preferences would cause a 14 percent reduction in the number of blacks accepted to law school, there would be an 8 percent increase in the number of blacks actually becoming lawyers.

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Scholes Addresses the MLA

, Larry Scholer

The outgoing president of the Modern Language Association Robert Scholes used his farewell speech to admonish literature professors from around the country about the state of their field.

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Rights of Humanities

, Larry Scholer

A frequent criticism of current humanities instruction is that it focuses on what to think, rather than how to think. The humanities have become dogmatic and provincial.

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Very Human Humanities

, Larry Scholer

A Humanities curriculum should promote and foster human rights across the globe, according to three professors who convened at the Modern Language Association conference to discuss “The Future of the Humanities in a Fragmented World.”

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Coming Soon to a Campus Near You

, Larry Scholer

The Modern Language Association convened December 27-30 in Philadelphia for its 120th annual conference. The conference, known for its often unorthodox and lurid panel discussions, had a more serious tone this year, as academics considered the future of the humanities in this country. Academe of today, however, still finds itself gravitating towards low culture and trends, if not absurdity.

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Long-Distance Indoctrination

, Malcolm A. Kline

Distance learners beware. If you sign up for “United States History II: 1865 to Present” with Mary Buggie-Hunt, you may get a perspective on America’s past that you had not bargained for.

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