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Rex Murphy: The modern university risks becoming a cocoon of self-indulgence and anti-intellectualism
Lighthouses of reason, or beacons of folly? Which more readily applies to some modern universities? If you have been happy enough to read a New Statesman… 747 more words
China banned the use of imported textbooks by its Universities.
The importance of philosophy to the development of civilisations can never be understated. The decision by China to ban imported products has been lambasted by many in the West; the West has defined the move by China as the suppression of educational freedom. 433 more words
One of our longstanding literary ambitions has been to write a satirical novel about the modern university, something along the lines of Mary McCarthy’s “The Groves of Academe” or Kingsley Amis’ “Lucky Jim” or Tom Wolfe’s “I Am Charlotte Simmons,” but it looks as if we’ll have to abandon the project. 677 more words
Last night, I was privileged, excited, frightened and a lot of other things to hear Professor Thomas Docherty give a talk at our gaff. Thomas Docherty is a… 1,565 more words