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April 20, 2018
Scott McLemee reviews Can Government Do Anything Right? by Alasdair Roberts.
April 19, 2018
Despite all our professed support of the concept, Clara M. Lovett asks, how much do we truly value it?

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April 22, 2018
A book on the cognitive science behind flexible thinking.
April 22, 2018
Embracing activism and organizing a large-scale march as a graduate student.

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March 10, 2005
Lacan, Zizek, Cornel West, Paradise Lost and Chairman Mao are all connected. Sort of....
March 9, 2005
How can public colleges remain relevant to citizens of their state? By using the ideas their scholars generate to transform lives, Richard A. Cherwitz argues.
March 8, 2005
A couple of years ago, a book appeared which might as well have had the title The Pedagogy of Zaniness. (Let's just call it that, to avoid giving it any more publicity.) The author was an academic; but more, he was also one wacky dude. And by following his instructions, you, too, could be a wacky dude, or dudette, as the case may be.
March 7, 2005
Like ancient Rome in its waning days, American higher education is corrupted by excess. According to a now infamous 2003 New York Times article, for instance, Ohio State University boasts a massive facility its peers call the "Taj Mahal," which features kayaking, canoeing, a ropes course and massages. Washington State University possesses the largest Jacuzzi on the West Coast, a tub that can accommodate up to 53 people. And that just scratches the surface.
March 4, 2005
Terry Caesar remembers when students dealt with bodily functions after class -- and considers their unwillingness to wait today.

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