education and culture
10 January 2018
Why adulthood depends on the authority of the past.
The hidden history of identity politics
1 December 2017
How a revolt against the Enlightenment came to dominate public life.
You can’t fine your way to free speech
19 October 2017
Government plans to punish censorious universities miss the point.
The long plight of the right on campus
Minding The Campus,
10 October 2017
Why cheating has become the norm
10 October 2017
The rise of ‘essay mills’ reflects the commodification of university.
Taking out a patent on culture
17 July 2017
Calls to destroy a painting by a white artist, Dana Schutz, of a black victim of a lynch mob hanging in the Whitney Museum illustrates that for many, even artistic freedom has become a negotiable commodity in the crusade against cultural appropriation.
The Therapeutic University
The American Interest,
8 March 2017
How medicalized language and the therapeutic culture came to dominate Anglo-American institutions of higher education.
Universities blame others for plagiarism. They need to look at themselves
27 February 2017
Efforts to prevent student cheating have always been about universities being seen to be doing something but academia is part of the problem.
If you need a ‘detention director’ in your school you might be getting discipline wrong
31 January 2017
Michaela Community School is hiring a 'detention director' but discipline is every educator's responsibility.
20 October 2016
The book has always been a sign of status and refinement; a declaration of self-worth – even for those who hate to read.