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Save Our Public Universities

In defense of America’s best idea

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The Genealogy of Orals

By Friedrich Nietzsche, from Anti-Education, which will be published in November by New York Review Books. The volume gathers five lectures on “the future of our educational institutions” that the…

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The Neoliberal Arts

How college sold its soul to the market

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Course Corrections

To the long list of American institutions that have withered since the dawn of the 1980s—?journalism, organized labor, mainline Protestantism, small-town merchants—?it may be time to add another: college-level humanities.…

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Leveling the Field

What I learned from for-profit education

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II. As a weapon in the hands of the restless poor

Earl Shorris was a regular contributor to Harper’s Magazine from 1972 until his death in 2012. In 1995, he founded the Clemente Course for the Humanities, a ten-month-long academic program…

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