Recent Articles

Does Summers Deserve An Apology?

, Bob Parks

Harvard President Larry Summers got in hot water when he publicly stated that there were “innate” differences between all the sexes that keep some women from reaching higher levels in the sciences. But unless Summers was a blithering idiot, he wouldn’t have made such a statement guaranteed to rile rabid college women’s studies holdovers lest he have some info to back it up.

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Fear and Loathing at UNLV

, Malcolm A. Kline

The experience of Larry Summers at Harvard University shows the penalties paid by academics who are factually accurate but politically incorrect, even when they are liberal Democrats. Imagine what would happen if they were libertarians.

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Desperate Classrooms

, Larry Scholer

The higher education establishment now shares the mores of popular culture—as seen in Desperate Housewives and Sex in the City and reality shows like Who Wants to Marry My Dad? —and has turned them from bawdy entertainment to theory, according to a new report from the Independent Women’s Forum.

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Africa Explained, Finally

, Malcolm A. Kline

One of the few genuine academic experts on African Studies has explained the problems that plague that continent, such as famine and civil war, in great clarity in numerous books and articles, but his message has not been particularly welcome in academia.

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Mental Health Meltdown

, Larry Scholer

A California community college professor recently made headlines when a student alleged that the professor encouraged him to seek counseling due to a patriotic term paper. Legislators and health advocates fear a new presidential initiative may make similar scenarios commonplace in public schools across the country.

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Crimson Tidal Wave

, Deborah Lambert

The complete transcript of Harvard prez Lawrence Summers’s speech containing his controversial remarks about gender differences has now been released. But whether this helps or hurts his career is still a matter of opinion.

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Recent Articles

Revising Stalinist Genocide Up

, Malcolm A. Kline

Recently, an associate professor at Cornell took umbrage at our chiding her for making one reference to Stalin’s death count in an article on the Soviet dictator that seemed to downplay his casualties.

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Chartering Special Education

, Spencer Irvine

The state of New York discovered that special needs students are not enrolling in charter schools as much as they are in public schools, and immediately thought that the charter schools were to blame.

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Ultimate Man of Letters

, Malcolm A. Kline

Last weekend, the Philadelphia Society met at its regional meeting in Atlanta to celebrate the life and thoughts of one of its members—Russell Kirk, arguably one of the pre-eminent men of letters in the twentieth Century.

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