Jonathan Marks

Jonathan Marks

Jonathan Marks, author of Perfection and Disharmony in the Thought of Jean-Jacques Rousseau (Cambridge University Press, 2005), is associate professor of politics at Ursinus College. He tweets at


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July 11, 2017
Despite Daniel Drezner’s arguments to the contrary, now is not the “worst of times” for public intellectuals, Jonathan Marks argues.
October 25, 2013
James Lang's recent book on academic dishonesty encourages professors to alter the learning environment to try to change student behavior. That's letting students off the hook, Jonathan Marks argues.
May 16, 2013
Jonathan Marks asks members of the discipline’s national association: Do you really all support the call for a boycott of Israeli academics?
April 18, 2013
Jonathan Marks challenges those who say that advocates for liberal education must put civic engagement at the core of their arguments.
November 15, 2012
In promoting the idea that higher education is headed for economic collapse, conservative commentators risk abandoning the pro-liberal-education legacy of Allan Bloom, writes Jonathan Marks.


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