June 7, 2021
When historians and students confront the past and seek meaning for our present, we challenge with pietas the toxic pride that STEM and “Business English” are all we need.
April 20, 2021
Students admitted to American colleges are usually literate, but that does not mean that they habitually read books of any kind.
April 16, 2021
The study of Kipling and Orwell demonstrates how much is to be gained from a proper education in the humanities. Today, university courses have become instruments of indoctrination.
February 25, 2021
For an academic field so self-consciously preoccupied with intelligence, the humanities don’t seem to be run very intelligently. Humanities fields now account for only around five percent o......
December 14, 2020
One of the great liberal educators of our time and a National Humanities Medal recipient, Eva Brann is a tireless scholar and mentor whose work “stands out because it draws on the foundation tha......
April 22, 2019
October 4, 2018
An incident with a student provides the occasion for Anthony Esolen’s exposition of how identity politics has made humanities education nearly impossible and the “very notion of a common g......
August 11, 2014
In the Fall 2014 issue of Academic Questions, Duke Pesta, associate professor of English at the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, writes on the limitations of postcolional criticism.
June 20, 2014
June 24, 2013
It's time to remember that the liberal arts "are not simply of personal benefit or esoteric private enjoyment but are and have always been of inestimable value to society."