Academic Questions


December 30, 2020

The Lamentable Politicization of Art

Michelle Marder Kamhi

The widely accepted notion that “all art is political” is false. Plenty of visual art—landscapes, portraiture, still life—is unrelated to any social context. Moreover, much of......

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March 23, 2020

Undergraduate Education and the Maturation of Students

Craig Evan Klafter

The purpose of liberal arts education was once conceived as the social and intellectual maturation of students. But with the importation of “Humboldtian” distribution requirements in the n......

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September 3, 2019

Political Disparities in the Academy: It’s More than Self-Selection

John Paul Wright, Ryan T. Motz and Timothy S. Nixon

The political imbalance on most college faculties is often attributed to “self-selection,” the aggregation of left-leaning cognitive high-performers voluntarily choosing to pursue academic......

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March 29, 2019

Homogenous: The Political Affiliations of Elite Liberal Arts College Faculty

Mitchell Langbert

A study on the partisanship of liberal arts professors at America's top universities. 

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March 29, 2019

Review: History Lesson: A Race Odyssey, by Mary Lefkowitz

Edward Alexander

A review of "A Race Odyssey," by Mary Lefkowitz. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2008, 202 pp., $25.00 hardbound.

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September 5, 2012

New Cogs for Old

Daniel J. Flynn

The report "A Crucible Moment," correctly diagnoses the problem of using higher education primarily as job training but mistakenly encourages us to use it primarily as political training,......

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September 26, 2008

How Preferences Have Corrupted Higher Education

John M. Ellis

This is an article from the "Future of Race Preferences" issue of Academic Questions (vol. 21, no. 3). 

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