What are the ruling ideas today? Is “College For All” among them? (Doubts-that-don’t-change-our-practices edition)

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I’ve just finished an article on higher education and the liberal arts, and it’s full of hope and comes to some definite conclusions about particular ways that an education in the liberal arts is valuable. It’s out for peer review right now, which means that if the reviewer is googling phrases maybe she’ll find this,… Continue reading What are the ruling ideas today? Is “College For All” among them? (Doubts-that-don’t-change-our-practices edition)

About Me (and Rawl’s A Theory of Justice, and the Economic Stimulus Bill)

I’ve always loved the cautious understatement in the title of Rawl’s A Theory of Justice. There’s a kind of bad faith humility implicit in the claim that you’re just offering the world another account of right and wrong, to be set on the shelves next to all those other cockamamie normative theories: nothing special, move along. Of course,… Continue reading About Me (and Rawl’s A Theory of Justice, and the Economic Stimulus Bill)