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The revolution in gender roles reshapes society in ways too disturbing to see

Summary:  Today we start a new series about one of the most profound revolutions ever to hit western society — the change in gender roles. The conclusions of the series are, like so many on the FM website, wildly non-consensus — and disturbing to most readers. 2,813 more words

Society & Gender

Bad Teachers: The Main Problem With Higher Education

Every generation or so, somebody comes along and publishes a screed that tears apart the American academic system. Allan Bloom ripped US colleges in 1987’s… 893 more words

Can Entitled Children Think Critically?

The following article was original published in the Palm Beach Post on January 14, 2011, following the shooting of U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords and eighteen others in a supermarket parking lot in Casas Adobes, Arizona, in the Tucson metropolitan area.   833 more words

The third step to reforming America, with music

Summary: Listen to our music for evidence that the steam has gone from America’s engines of reform. The Sixties were the last great age of reform. 1,696 more words


"Our Evening Land"

Unfortunately, nothing ever will be the same because the art and passion of reading well and deeply, which was the foundation of our enterprise, depended upon people who were fanatical readers when they were still small children.

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Achebe And Institutional Memory By C. Don Adinuba.

By C. Don Adinuba

When Chinua Achebe was  returning to Nigeria for the first time in 2001 since he had a car accident in 1990, I advised the then governor of… 1,128 more words

United States

Do the Great Books Help Us Escape from the Cave of Popular Culture?

I see reading and discussing the Great Books primarily as an end in itself, not something that I justify as a means for achieving some other end. 336 more words