Carol Iannone

Carol Iannone writes on literature and culture.

Carol Iannone writes on literature and culture.

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Is It Just a Joke?

I viewed FIRE’s documentary film, Can We Take a Joke?, on streaming. (FIRE, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, is the leading watchdog for freedom of speech on campuses.) ...

Conceding the Culture War

Daniel Henninger is certainly right to point out how a second Clinton presidency would mean the further and deeper entrenchment of freedom-destroying political correctness, especially in  higher education (“The Clinton Default Mistake: Her Presidency ...

Forever Indignant

Philip Roth’s 2008 novel Indignation has been made into a film of the same name, just released. It is set at a Midwestern college in the 1950s and of course is meant to ...

You’re Hired but We Hate You

In his response to letters in the current Commentary on his extraordinary article, “The New Dark Ages on Campus,” which appeared in the April Commentary, KC Johnson makes an acerbic ...

Coming of Age in America

It is certainly not a “rape culture,” but just how satisfactory is the college sex scene for women today? Although feminists want to deny it, the sexes are different, and ...

More “Dear White People”

Recently I caught up with the 2014 film Dear White People, written and directed by Justin Simien, about the trials and tribulations of black students on a supposedly integrated Ivy ...

We Are Americans. Period.

In a talk he gave soon after leaving the Bush 43 White House, David Frum made an interesting and, as it turns out, ominous observation. He noted that Bush advisor ...

Assault and Murder at University of Texas

A young woman, Haruka Weiser, was murdered on the University of Texas campus in Austin earlier this month. The 18-year-old first-year dance student was walking at night from the drama building to ...

Jefferson and Hemings: Still Not Proven

Two new books about Thomas Jefferson are out, one fiction (Thomas Jefferson Dreams of Sally Hemings​ by Stephen O’Connor), one non-fiction (“Most Blessed of the Patriarchs” by Annette Gordon-Reed and ...