Recent Articles

A Model College, and Man

, Malcolm A. Kline

“We have succeeded in sending a great many people to college and university,” Russell Kirk noted more than 25 years ago. “We have not succeeded in educating most of them.”

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Great Books Come to Clemson

, Malcolm A. Kline

Introducing a Great Books curriculum in a state university today is a lot like staging a production of “Fiddler on the Roof” in Saudi Arabia, but Dr. Mark Winchell has succeeded in bringing the classics to Clemson University, albeit one course at a time.

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Barely Civic

, Sean Grindlay

Although civic education is as important today as ever, the median number of high school civics courses has declined by two-thirds over the past 30 years, one scholar reports.

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Brown Decision at 50

, Sean Grindlay

“The promise of Brown will never be fulfilled,” a civil rights leader argues, “if the educational establishment, its enablers, [and] its cheerleaders resist reforms proven to elevate black educational achievement.”

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Diversity at Chapel Hill

, Malcolm A. Kline

Left to their own devices, the powers that be at UNC-Chapel Hill opt for the liberal answer to every question—from whom to choose for a commencement speaker to what to require for course reading.

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Campus Conservatives Duke It Out

, Malcolm A. Kline

Although at least one professor thinks that they are not too bright, conservative students at Duke University, who are plentiful, and faculty members, who are not, have found some ingenious ways to get their point across.

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Recent Articles

Berkeley on the Potomac

, Malcolm A. Kline

Capitol Hill habitués here in Washington, D. C. got a chance to experience a bit of what life is like on a college campus today in a debate at the Heritage Foundation on Tuesday.

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Colleges Avoid Budget Cuts

, Malcolm A. Kline

Contrary to what is frequently reported, when colleges actually do face budget cutbacks in the amount of state and federal aid that they receive, professors can usually avert them.

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Crisis of the European Union

, Spencer Irvine

Václav Klaus, president of the Czech Republic, in a Hillsdale College-sponsored cruise event, spoke about the roots of the current economic problems facing the European Union (EU), as well as its significance to Americans.

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9/11 Denial In Academia

, Malcolm A. Kline

We have written on the academic ambivalence towards the tenth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks upon the United States here, here, and here. The actual memorial even brought outright denial from academe.

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Detective Stories

, Charles G. Mills

GLEN COVE, NY — Once, detective stories were an essential element of popular fiction. That their golden age has long passed is a sad commentary on today’s educational and cultural environments.

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