Universities

The World in Revolution

Join Victor Davis Hanson and cohost Jack Fowler as they talk about the Durham investigation, revolutions and revolutionaries, the Buffalo shooting, and diversity oaths in colleges and universities. Share This

Share This

It Doesn’t Have To Be This Way

Listen to Victor Davis Hanson discuss with cohost Sami Winc the conditions and prospects of our youth as they prepare to graduate, Boeing HQ leaving Chicago, the French elections, and the death of Norman Yoshio Mineta, RIP. Share This

Share This

The Troubling Plight of the Modern University

Today’s campus is more reactionary than the objects of its frequent vituperation. by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online Employment rates for college graduates are dismal. Aggregate student debt is staggering. But university administrative salaries are soaring. The campus climate of tolerance has utterly disappeared. Only the hard sciences and graduate schools have salvaged …

The Troubling Plight of the Modern University Read More »

Share This

Our Psychodramatic Campuses

by Victor Davis Hanson  // PJ Media  Dartmouth College students recently staged an overnight sit-in the office of their president Philip Hanlon. They had over seventy demands. Apparently, they grew out of their alleged suffering at the hands of “racist, classist, sexist, heterosexist, trans-homophobic, xenophobic, and ablest structures.” Translating into English, the students elaborated, “Our bodies are …

Our Psychodramatic Campuses Read More »

Share This

The New Inquisition

by Victor Davis Hanson // Tribune Content Agency  What if you believed that the planet might not have warmed up the last two decades, even though carbon emissions reached all-time highs? Or, if the earth did heat up, you thought that it was not caused by human activity? Or, if global warming were the fault …

The New Inquisition Read More »

Share This

The Outdated Business Model of Diversity, Inc.

In today’s divided society, universities would be wise to stress unity and academic rigor. by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online  Diversity has become corporatized on American campuses, with scores of bureaucrats and administrators accentuating different pedigrees and ancestries. That’s odd, because diversity  no longer means “variety” or “points of difference,” in the way it …

The Outdated Business Model of Diversity, Inc. Read More »

Share This

The Death of the Humanities

A liberal arts education was once a gateway to wisdom; now it can breed ignorance and arrogance. by Victor Davis Hanson // Defining Ideas  The humanities are in their latest periodic crisis. Though the causes of the ongoing decline may be debated, everyone accepts the dismal news about eroding university enrollments, ever fewer new faculty positions, …

The Death of the Humanities Read More »

Share This

The Last Generation of the West and the Thin Strand of Civilization

by Victor Davis Hanson // PJ Media  Had the Greeks lost at Salamis, Western civilization might easily have been strangled in its adolescence. Had Hitler not invaded the Soviet Union, the European democracies would have probably remained overwhelmed. And had the Japanese just sidestepped the Philippines and Pearl Harbor, as they gobbled up the orphaned Pacific …

The Last Generation of the West and the Thin Strand of Civilization Read More »

Share This

The Outlaw Campus

The university has become a rogue institution in need of root-and-branch reform. by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online  Two factors have so far shielded the American university from the sort of criticism that it so freely levels against almost every other institution in American life. (1) For decades a college education has been considered …

The Outlaw Campus Read More »

Share This

The Decline of College

by Victor Davis Hanson // Tribune Media Services  For the last 70 years, American higher education was assumed to be the pathway to upper-mobility and a rich shared-learning experience. Young Americans for four years took a common core of classes, learned to look at the world dispassionately, and gained the concrete knowledge to make informed arguments …

The Decline of College Read More »

Share This