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By attacking higher education, the new tax bill belies the GOP's ambitious political motivations. The investment we make in young adults today, after all, determines the electorate we have in the future.
Bad readers were not born, they were created. To know them is to understand literature and politics in postwar America.
When higher education is a prerequisite for getting a job that pays better than minimum wage, we cannot stop until it is free and accessible to all. The good news is we have done this once before.
Three new books draw a disturbing picture of America as a system of compounding inequality driven by a hereditary meritocracy of professional elites.
Nancy MacLean’s new book has set off a heated debate. But strong claims require strong evidence, and mistakes could mislead liberals and the left.
Henry Farrell, Steven M. Teles
The University of Virginia has long been a bastion of white supremacy and white supremacy–validating scholarship.
A controversial new book traces how the anti-democratic projects of the Jim Crow South evolved into an economic theory still championed by the GOP today.
Tech billionaires love to declare the death of liberal arts, but could they instead be the future of Silicon Valley?
Focusing on the top 1 percent is a mistake. The real class divide is between the upper middle class and the rest of America.
Richard V. Reeves
Refugee scholars in Europe face tremendous obstacles. Now some universities are trying to change that.
Two new books argue that the student debt crisis is a media myth. But they ignore the exploitation of disadvantaged students by for-profit colleges.
Mentorship is how the humanities justify themselves.
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