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An Ode to Academic Joy

Robert Jensen Common Dreams
Rather than pontificate on academic freedom, important though it is right now, I want to reflect on academic joy, about what can be so exciting about the life of the mind—even in the modern university.


The Left Should Defend Classical Education

Liza Featherstone Jacobin
The great books aren’t just a collection of “dead white males,” and teaching or reading them isn’t elitist or Eurocentric. On the contrary, they are a treasure that should be made available and accessible to working-class people everywhere.


Remaking the University

Michael Meranze Los Angeles Review of Books
This new defense of a humanities education is a must read, says reviewer Meranze, "for anyone concerned with the relationship between humanistic activity and American democracy."
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