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Curriculum

September 30, 2020

Decolonizing the Curriculum

James Lindsay

Decolonizing the curriculum is more than just replacing John Stuart Mill with Ta-Nehisi Coates in required reading lists. It’s about advancing a revolution in what we consider to be knowledge, h...

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July 2, 2020

The Games That Academics Play

David Lewis Schaefer

The emerging field of “game studies” is troubling not only because it promotes game playing over the difficult responsibilities of adulthood, but also because it disguises a radical p...

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September 3, 2019

Why We Need to Read

Karen Swallow Prior

Reading, according to Karen Prior, forms one’s character, cultivates virtues such as patience, attentiveness, diligence, and humility, and leads to greater academic and professional success. Why...

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September 3, 2019

Fragmenting the Curriculum

Daniel Bonevac

Bonevac documents the disappearance of Western Civilization and other broad interdisciplinary humanities courses, along with the dwindling of traditional survey courses. The result is that college gra...

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March 13, 2014

Ecologism: The Campus Cult of Victimhood

Stanley Kurtz

Stanley Kurtz examines how privileged students use the "global warming apocalypse," radical environmentalism, and victimhood to cash in on academia's upside-down market in prestige.

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November 1, 2013

Restoring a More Productive College Curriculum

Chuck Stetson

Chuck Stetson outlines a plan for preparing college students for success in work and in life.

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