Cole Aronson
Staff Columnist
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ARONSON: Hard core humanities

I like to think of our teachers at Yale as initiating us into the academic traditions to which they have contributed — and to which we, their students, would like to contribute also. It seems to me that one way to begin this is to educate students in the core of knowledge of each tradition — the works of each tradition’s greatest minds.

ARONSON: Against moral libertarianism

Yalies have often taken the liberal rather than the narrow approach to injustice.

ARONSON: Vital spark of American flame

Some weeks before his death, Tyler Carlisle ’15 conversed all night with two friends in his apartment in the Taft. They ascended to the roof to watch the sunrise, each in silent prayer. Tyler then asked that, if he were to die in war as an officer in the U.S. Army, his friends recognize the men he commanded in his eulogy.

ARONSON: Master and its discontents

The argument against “master,” if accepted, would be disastrous for open discourse.

ARONSON: No stark contrasts

New Haven is a city run by progressive Democrats going back decades. Any failures in city governance are theirs alone.

ARONSON: Flimsy logic on the Iran deal

An important matter like the Iran deal deserves honest and charitable debate.

ARONSON: Keep Calhoun

Preserving Calhoun College allows us to bear witness every day to America’s worst time, and Yale’s most ill-bestowed honor.

ARONSON: Understanding Indiana

What do Claire’s Corner Copia, the Owl Shop and J. Press Clothing have in common?

ARONSON: A cultural critique of screw

It was hardly Professor McGonagall’s “evening of well-mannered frivolity.”

ARONSON: Ready for what?

Hillary Clinton is not the receptacle of anyone’s idea of what a woman should be like.

ARONSON: Let the people choose college

We are not the people we’ve been waiting for, because there was never any we to do the waiting.