Sand in the Gears

The cowardice of the Chronicle

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012 Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

So The Chronicle of Higher Education has seen fit to fire Naomi Schaefer Riley for criticizing the state of what passes for "Black Studies" in American universities. There's no need to break that down here, Jonathan Last has a telling ...

On Conservatives as Rapists

Saturday, January 28th, 2012 Posted in Uncategorized | 5 Comments »

It used to be required, of an intellectual seeking to hold forth on an idea, that he define his terms. Words are slippery things, after all. But then so are intellectuals, and perhaps this is why they often play faster ...