Recent Articles

The Song Remains The Blame

, Bob Parks

It appeared as if the campuses of Boston University and others nearby had emptied and the students collectively converged on the large intersection for a victory rally. It quickly turned ugly.

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Alabamy Bound

, Malcolm A. Kline

Students and parents who think that they will find a conservative school south of the Mason Dixon line might want to rethink that assumption.

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North Carolina’s Callow Core

, Malcolm A. Kline

‘Twas a time when young men and women graduated from the readin’, writin’ and ‘rithmetic of high school to the Great Works that awaited them in college, but what awaits today’s high school graduates?

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Recent Articles

Texas Textbook Mystery @MLA

, Malcolm A. Kline

At the Modern Language Association (MLA) 2013 meeting in Boston, a professor claimed the existence of a “textbook describing slavery as a TransAtlantic trade triangle” but when asked to provide a title, she offered none.

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Language of the Occupy Movement

, Don Irvine

At the recent Modern Language Association convention Keith Spencer from Carnegie Mellon University presented his paper “Class, Race and the ‘Common Man’: Interviews with Occupy Pittsburgh” and the results shouldn’t come as a shock to conservatives or anyone else who closely watched the Occupy movement.

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Julian Assange 101

, Malcolm A. Kline

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been called many things but he may soon become a business ethics course. Kathleen V. Willis of Indiana University-Purdue University, Columbus, is exploring the possibility of doing so.

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Solid Scholarship on Sex

, Accuracy in Academia

“Similarly, in high academe, the philosophy of sex and love, not to mention the long history of social-science research on sexuality, from Kinsey to the present, occupies solid, reputable ground.”— Carlin Romano, professor of philosophy and humanities at Ursinus College and author of America the Philosophical (Alfred A. Knopf, 2012).

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Common Core of MLA

, Malcolm A. Kline

At the 2013 Modern Language Association meeting of English professors in Boston, nary a word was spoken against the president. Yet and still, one of his policies came in for some surprising criticism.

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