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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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January 8, 2021

A Failure to Educate
Inside Higher Ed

December 30, 2020

A Start at Bridging the Partisan Gulf
Wall Street Journal

December 22, 2020

Soviet Politics, American Style
Wall Street Journal

The Beginning of Our Salvation
LA Review of Books

December 18, 2020

Opportunity Knocks for Liberal Education
Inside Higher Ed

December 9, 2020

Calm Before the Storm
Inside Higher Ed

Higher Ed Faces a Long and Uneven Recovery, Ratings Agencies Warn
Chronicle of Higher Education

December 2, 2020

Walter Williams, R.I.P.
Wall Street Journal

November 30, 2020

Politics in Academia: A Case Study
Psychology Today

A brief history of human dignity
Big Think

November 17, 2020

Cutting the In-Person Semester Short
Inside Higher Ed

November 12, 2020

The Biden Presidency and International Education
Inside Higher Ed

October 29, 2020

Blaming the Messenger
Inside Higher Ed

September 25, 2020

How Princeton Opened Itself to the Ultimate Troll
The Atlantic

Zoom Draws a Line
Inside Higher Ed

September 15, 2020

How One Word Led to an Uproar
Chronicle of Higher Education

September 10, 2020

Education Department Finalizes Religious Freedom Rule
Inside Higher Ed

August 28, 2020

Some Colleges Planned Early for an Online Fall. Here’s What They Learned.
Chronicle of Higher Education

Trigger Warnings
Inside Higher Ed

August 26, 2020

Cases Spike at Universites Nationally
Inside Higher Ed

August 20, 2020

Something’s Got to Give
Inside Higher Ed

August 13, 2020

Law Alone Can’t Protect Free Speech
Wall Street Journal

How Racist Are Universities, Really?
Chronicle of Higher Education

July 17, 2020

Do Progressives Have a Free Speech Problem?
New York Times

July 14, 2020

Why I’ll Be on Campus This Fall
Wall Street Journal

July 10, 2020

The Perils of ‘With Us or Against Us’
The Atlantic

July 6, 2020

Campuses Reckon with Racist Past
Inside Higher Ed

June 29, 2020

Free Speech On Trial at CMU
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

June 24, 2020

Trying to Make Sense of a Fluid Fall
Inside Higher Ed

Being a Black Academic in America
Chronicle of Higher Education