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60The Losers' Elegisthttps://www.firstthings.com/article/2016/05/the-losers-elegist
Sun, 01 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400Russell Kirk: American Conservative by bradley j. birzer kentucky, 608 pages, $34.95
Harvard and the Humanitieshttps://www.firstthings.com/article/2014/01/harvard-and-the-humanities
Wed, 01 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0500
Harvard professors do a bad job of holding on to freshmen. In the last eleven incoming classes, the percentage of aspiring humanists has dropped from 27 to 18 percent, and more than half of that 18 percent who began with the humanities ended up in a different division, mostly social science. Why do they head for the exits? Although it acknowledges the prestige of the natural sciences and the pressure students feel to find jobs, a report by the university’s Arts and Humanities Division identifies the real problem: They don’t like the classes.
]]>Divided We Standhttps://www.firstthings.com/article/2013/10/divided-we-stand
Tue, 01 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0400 The history of the French Revolution would prove that many of the revolutionaries were more loyal to their local traditions and authorities than to the government in Paris, and in the decades following the Revolution, theorists on the left increasingly replaced the Enlightenments universalist claims with arguments taking difference and conflict as their point of departure.
The Communist Manifesto
is the classic document of this new approach, in which the unity of mankind serves as a goal but the present reality is one of ?class struggle.
]]>Wild Hearts, Blue Jeans, and White T-Shirtshttps://www.firstthings.com/blogs/firstthoughts/2010/03/wild-hearts-blue-jeans-and-white-t-shirts
Sat, 13 Mar 2010 13:25:09 -0500