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The Indocrinators

“The members of the Institute in America, gradually through the 1930s, though many of them remained writing in German, shifted their focus from Critical Theory about German society, destructive criticism about every aspect of that society, to Critical Theory directed toward American society . 4,074 more words

Academia to Indoctridemia

“The 12th Century marks the period when the institutions that replaced the European academic institutions — the episcopal schools attached to the cathedrals and the monastic schools that had survived the Dark Ages, after barbarians had savaged the Greco-Roman world attained their highest degree of influence and reputation . 4,461 more words

A reassessment of a Critique of Pure Tolerance 42 years later

I posted the following thought on Facebook, and got a few adverse comments.

“This A.M. I found Herbert Marcuse’s notorious essay on repressive tolerance, which I read years ago. 571 more words


Read -- 2017/03/12

Today’s selection of articles:

  1. The battle for Mosul moves west“, by Alan Taylor (The Atlantic). Thirty-three sobering photographs from the war in Iraq. Such reports are easy to gloss over when they are nameless accounts of unknown persons thousands of miles away.
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The University President’s Dilemma


This guest post is by Steve Mumme of the Colorado Conference. 

Knowledgeable observers of the higher education landscape will have noticed the dilemma that university presidents now suffer in the face of the Trump administration’s recent executive orders banning travel from seven predominantly Muslim nations. 970 more words

Academic Freedom

Marcuse: Technical Progress Within The Framework Of Domination

“In the medium of technology, culture, politics, and the economy merge into an omnipresent system which swallows up or repulses all alternatives. The productivity and growth potential of this system stabilize the society and contain technical progress within the framework of domination. 18 more words

Review: Reason and Revolution

by Herbert Marcuse

Marcuse outlines Hegel’s thought and suggests how it informed the later rise of social theory and critical theory. The book is a fine exposition of Hegel and Marx. 394 more words

Book Review