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September 2, 2015
All too familiar: a disturbed loner wins posthumous recognition by mixing mass murder and mass media. Scott McLemee consults an Italian theorist's reflections on the problem.
September 1, 2015
Garrison Walters offers colleges and their leaders some things to think about as they weigh presidential perks. To wit, rationalization is the road to ruin, and if you really want art, buy it yourself. You can afford it.

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August 15, 2006
Progress in digital publishing -- some of it impressive, some of it not -- does not mean traditional books are disappearing, writes Scott W. Palmer.
August 14, 2006
Wick Sloane offers himself and his 3-point agenda. Hold on to your seats, Crimson faithful.
August 11, 2006
Nancy Cantor considers which kinds of dialogue have the most potential for success -- and why such efforts are vital for higher education and society.
August 10, 2006
Many people think they know what we should produce with the process we call a college education.  Unfortunately, they don’t agree with each other, so the topic of measuring college success provides an endless opportunity for self-assured clarity about what is not at all clear.  The current occasion for the revival of this topic, which has had various other high and low points on the national accountability agenda, comes from the Spellings commission’s discussion and draft reports that call for colleges and un
August 9, 2006
A public intellectual at Harvard has published a long-awaited collection of essays. Scott McLemee wishes you luck in finding a copy.

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