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Below are articles, opinions, and news items on events and ideas affecting the academy, public discourse, or classical liberalism. We don’t always agree with the thoughts put forth in these articles, nor do we do endorse any third-party site or outlet we link to, but we do see value in bringing them to your attention as a way to start or further the discussion they pertain to.

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May 20, 2021

‘Common Good’ Conservatism’s Catholic Roots
Wall Street Journal

May 19, 2021

Academic Freedom Under Attack
Inside Higher Ed

May 10, 2021

The Thin Zoom Line
Inside Higher Ed

May 7, 2021

Protecting or Restricting Students?
Inside Higher Ed

April 29, 2021

Ronald Crutcher’s Racial Reckoning
Chronicle of Higher Education

April 21, 2021

Purdue Set to Adopt Civics Literacy Requirement
Inside Higher Ed

College Greek Life Report Card
Real Clear Education

April 20, 2021

A Flier, and So Much More
Inside Higher Ed

April 16, 2021

Professors Are Demanding Their Academic Freedom

Respecting property takes two
Oxford University Press Blog

April 8, 2021

When Will Liberals Reclaim Free Speech?
Wall Street Journal

April 6, 2021

A Competitive Year for Grad Students
Inside Higher Ed

What Employers Want
Inside Higher Ed

April 2, 2021

Social and Political Trust
Discourse Magazine

Is Economics a Liberal Art?
National Review

April 1, 2021

The MAD turn in our cancel culture battles
Washington Post

March 29, 2021

Fighting Back, At Last

March 16, 2021

America Doesn’t Need More Stimulus
Wall Street Journal

Tenure’s Broken Promise
Chronicle of Higher Education

March 8, 2021

A New Group Promises to Protect Professors’ Free Speech
Chronicle of Higher Education

March 4, 2021

Students Disengage From Controversy
Inside Higher Ed

March 1, 2021

Academic Freedom Is Withering
Wall Street Journal

February 23, 2021

Cornel West: ‘My Ridiculous Situation at Harvard’
Chronicle of Higher Education

February 18, 2021

The Shrinking of the Scholarly Ranks
Chronicle of Higher Education

February 10, 2021

Can Free Speech Survive the Internet?

February 5, 2021

A Messy Debate on Academic Freedom
Inside Higher Ed

January 29, 2021

Fired for Criticizing a Reopening Plan?
Inside Higher Ed

January 27, 2021

How Economics Lost Itself in Data
Wall Street Journal

The Great Free-Speech Reversal
The Atlantic

Learning to Listen in Polarized Times
Inside Higher Ed

January 26, 2021

Learning to Listen in Polarized Times
Inside Higher Ed

January 8, 2021

A Failure to Educate
Inside Higher Ed