A former columnist with the News three years my senior argued in his final column that those who love Yale should critique it. Four years […]
September 8, 2017
Politics, Aristotle wrote, is the master of the sciences because a city’s rulers determine what citizens study. Study, especially the sort practiced at universities, involves uncertainty […]
March 27, 2017
Yale should stop recruiting athletes. Nothing against sports — except that sports have nothing to do with the mission of a college as I see […]
February 27, 2017
I find feminist debates to be some of the more interesting on today’s left, partly because their participants want to alter everyone’s private behavior, as well as their public conduct.
February 5, 2017
Trump’s rise is a revolt against central tenets of social liberalism. Right-wing populism is a kind of nausea at the content, and also the arrogance, of our elite, liberal culture. And much of this nausea, I think, is basically justified.
January 23, 2017
Some further explanation is required, accounting not only for the desire to read, but also for the desire to actually be reading, horrifying accounts. I have two thoughts, the first moral, the second a bit wicked.
December 6, 2016
This is a more moralistic politics. But if conservatives want a conservative society, rather than just squeeze into shrinking places within the liberal order, they should endorse and defend rational rightism or concede defeat.
November 14, 2016
Yet the canon itself, as a project and a corpus, remains a singular jewel. It is arrogant folly to neglect it, especially when it lacks an equal.
October 31, 2016
Before fall term started, the Yale College Republicans endorsed Donald Trump for President. Half the organization’s board resigned in protest, creating a group intended to […]
October 14, 2016
The University Committee to Establish Principles on Renaming can publish two sorts of principles in its report. The first concerns procedure: For how long after […]
September 29, 2016
We are Yale’s least invested and most pampered constituency
September 19, 2016