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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Recent Articles

Political Science

, Malcolm A. Kline

“In college, the views academics impress upon their students are all too frequently based on partisan progressive politics, radical professorial notions or hypotheses masquerading as well-established theories — for example, anthropogenic global warming.”— meteorologist Anthony J. Sadar.

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Childhood Memories

, Malcolm A. Kline

“College graduates should not have to live out their 20s in their childhood bedrooms, staring up at fading Obama posters and wondering when they can move out and get going with life.”—U. S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisc.

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Is Title IX Directive Legal?

, Malcolm A. Kline

The U. S. Department of Education is using a federal  anti-discrimination statute in a way that is sure to drive even more men off of college campuses, where they are already a minority.

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Students’ Slight Turn Right

, Malcolm A. Kline

Even on the economic issues that underpin the Occupiers’ angst, it is difficult not to notice that while businesses remain boarded up from coast to coast, government agencies do not.

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MidEast Video Game

, Malcolm A. Kline

Academics frequently take we unlettered folk to task for trivializing serious issues. It turns out that they can take us to school on how to do just that.

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