Academia

Critical Race Theory Wasn’t Always Like This

Critical Race Theory Wasn’t Always Like This

The version of CRT that I studied in the 1990s offered a useful critique of American institutions—rather than a moral condemnation of American souls.

Jonathan Kay
Jonathan Kay
5 min read
critical race theory
When Disagreement Becomes Trauma

When Disagreement Becomes Trauma

How does one deal with those who claim that debate itself represents an agony beyond human endurance?

Jonathan Kay
Jonathan Kay
7 min read
Academia
I Signed Up to Study Journalism. What They Taught Me Was Activism

I Signed Up to Study Journalism. What They Taught Me Was Activism

Even by the hyper-progressive standards of the Canadian education sector, Ryerson University in Toronto has distinguished itself as being unusually energetic in its social justice messaging. Last spring, Indigenous activists destroyed the statue of the university’s namesake, Egerton Ryerson, on the basis that he helped design Canada’s system

Jonathan Bradley
Jonathan Bradley
11 min read
journalism
Herbert Marcuse and the Left’s Endless Campaign Against Western ‘Repression’

Herbert Marcuse and the Left’s Endless Campaign Against Western ‘Repression’

The Frankfurt School of social theory began about a century ago, in the Weimar Republic. It consisted in the main of a group of rather anti-capitalist, Marxist-light gentlemen who embraced oikophobia (the hatred or dislike of one’s own cultural home), and who were understandably disillusioned by the carnage of

Benedict Beckeld
Benedict Beckeld
8 min read
postmodernism
The Problem of Sex Discrimination in Indigenous Archaeology

The Problem of Sex Discrimination in Indigenous Archaeology

In January, as reporters were celebrating the first woman—and also the first transgender person—to win more than a million dollars on Jeopardy!, I was reading up on the discrimination still faced by biological women who toil away in my own fields of endeavor: anthropology and archaeology. This discrimination

Elizabeth Weiss
Elizabeth Weiss
7 min read
Anthropology
Imperial College London’s Cancel Campaign Against Its Own Founders

Imperial College London’s Cancel Campaign Against Its Own Founders

Imperial College London was founded in 1907. It is one of the top 20 universities in the world, and among the leading technical universities in Europe. Two individuals were central to its foundation. The first is 19th-century English biologist Thomas Henry Huxley, who became known as “Darwin’s Bulldog” due

Stephen Warren
Stephen Warren
17 min read
Academia
The Liar’s Club: Looking Back on Princeton

The Liar’s Club: Looking Back on Princeton

In 2017, I got the welcome news that I’d been admitted to Princeton University. At the time, I was ecstatic. And I remain humbly grateful for the education I received there. But now that I’ve graduated, I’m not sure the prize was worth the price I paid

Scott Newman
Scott Newman
8 min read
Academia
An Astronomer Cancels His Own Research—Because the Results Weren’t Popular

An Astronomer Cancels His Own Research—Because the Results Weren’t Popular

Astronomy seems to be in trouble, as it is increasingly populated by researchers who seem more concerned with terrestrial politics than celestial objects, and who at times view the search for truths about nature as threatening. This became obvious in recent years, once the proposed Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project

Lawrence M. Krauss
Lawrence M. Krauss
10 min read
Academia