Legacies of Italian Marxism

By Rocco Rubini

“A spectre is haunting Europe—the spectre of Communism.” What was left of this seemingly ominous prospect a century after the publication of Karl Marx and ...

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Ask the Kids

By Roberta R. Katz

Professors, K–12 teachers, and parents are worried. College students listen to lectures online and feel no need to open a textbook. High school students seem emotionally fragile, worrying about their ...

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Reading to Children to Save Ourselves

By Daegan Miller

My youngest son’s favorite book, this month, is called Little Blue Truck. If you read as much children’s literature as I do, you are well acquainted with the book’s ...

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Queers Growing Old and Young

By Robert Reid-Pharr

Do queers ever grow old? Do their ideas stiffen and their sensibilities melt? Do they fret over finances and retirement accounts, the state of their kitchen plumbing ...

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Public Bookshelf

Keyword of the Week: Labor of Education

The Politics of For-Profit Higher Education

By Neil Gross

Back in June, David Brat, an economics professor at Randolph-Macon College, defeated then House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in the Republican primary for Virginia’s Seventh Congressional District. It ...

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Beyond Neoliberalism

By Matthew Clair

Most of the people I know are constantly seeking self-improvement. Not spiritual enlightenment or knowledge for knowledge’s sake, but the kind of self-improvement that promises career advancement ...

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Who Can Save the University?

By Joshua Clover

That the public university has followed a disastrous trajectory for roughly four decades is a matter of broad agreement. In The Great Mistake, Christopher ...

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