Academic Questions

, Volume 31, Issue 3, pp 247–250 | Cite as

The Issue at a Glance

  • Seth Forman

Can We Talk? Life Under the Frankfurt Rules


J. Scott Kenney, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Robert Paquette, Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization

Elizabeth Corey, Baylor University

Like many faculty today, J. Scott Kenney finds himself marginalized by the university’s current brand of social justice intolerance. Locating today’s violations of free speech and divisive identity politics in the writings of Frankfurt School doyen Herbert Marcuse, Kenney leads off this conversation with a warning to stand up to the “purveyors of false tolerance” before “our fragmented civilization loses all coherence.” The discussion is joined by Robert Paquette and Elizabeth Corey, who provide a somewhat different take on the influence of Marcuse and the origins of the current malaise.

Shedding Humanity, Shredding the Humanities


Anthony Esolen, Thomas More College of Liberal Arts

An incident with a student provides...

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  • Seth Forman
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  1. 1.New YorkUSA

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