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The Cancellation of Dorian AbbotListen now | What’s the future of academic freedom when campus climate overwhelms climate change?
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The "Critical Race Theory" HysteriaListen Now | Why anti-CRT legislation is anti-American.
Why the well-meaning practice doesn’t do our students any favors.
Rethinking the Canon: Are 'Great Books' Obsolete? — Full interview and transcriptListen now (36 min) | Is there value in reading the classics at a time when they are increasingly viewed as tools of oppression and white supremacy?
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