In his new book The Assault on American Excellence, Yale law professor Anthony Kronman traces many of the current woes of American universities back to the use of one word in one opinion in one court case. That word is “diversity” and the opinion was Justice Lewis Powell’s in the 1978 Bakke case about minority … Continue reading “Overlapping Magisteria–A Review of Anthony Kronman’s ‘The Assault on American Excellence’”
College leaders and professors who appear more interested in themselves than in education are doing great harm.
Colleges should promote personal responsibility, not trials at student-led courts.
The former dean of Harvard College suggests that academia has traded a coherent sense of purpose for pleasure