• Devil Take the Hindmost
    July 1, 2017

    Devil Take the Hindmost

    Hell is a meritocracy. Yet in America the meritocratic ideal is universally applauded. Everyone agrees—or pretends to agree—that the angel of justice smiles upon the triumph of merit.
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  • Scandalous Education: UT’s War on Standards
    June 5, 2017

    Scandalous Education: UT’s War on Standards

    In 2003, the Supreme Court expected “that 25 years from now, the use of racial preferences will no longer be necessary” in university admissions. That was the conventional wisdom of the time.
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  • Ut Plures Sint
    April 2, 2017

    Ut Plures Sint

    For the last three months I have been asking people at my college what the phrase cultural diversity means, if it does not mean “a diversity of cultures thriving all over the world” or “the study of a broad diversity of cultures spanning four...
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  • Don’t Just Wound It: Kill It
    March 2, 2017

    Don’t Just Wound It: Kill It

    The Department of Education must be destroyed. This holdover from the Carter administration costs us $80 billion per year, for which we have received in return a centralized educational bureaucracy beholden to wildly leftist teachers’ unions and...
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  • <em>Delenda Est Academia</em>
    Society & Culture
    February 5, 2017

    Delenda Est Academia

    [U]niversities are not akin to ships, moving through uncharted waters toward horizons of higher truth. No, American institutes of higher learning are plagues of locusts. Firing a single shot at them is as effective as squishing one insect in...
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  • Success and Failure in Higher Education
    November 10, 2016

    Success and Failure in Higher Education

    Nelson County, Marion County, and Washington County are collectively referred to by their inhabitants as the Kentucky Holy Land, and I don’t think the expression is meant to be entirely whimsical.
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