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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...