After Six Months of InsideAcademia.tv

Since launching InsideAcademia.tv with a post here on Phi Beta Cons in January, we’ve interviewed two dozen guests in six hours of cumulative conversations on the past, present, and future of education ...

A History of Diversity Fanaticism in Academia

Robert Weissberg joins Andy Nash this week on InsideAcademia.tv for a conversation on the recent history of ideology in academia. Weissberg explains how affirmative action and hiring preferences represented a ...

The Problem of Coercive Multiculturalism

Paul Gottfried joins Andy Nash in the latest episode of InsideAcademia.tv, the weekly quarter-hour Web program delivering conversations on the past, present, and future of learning in America. Gottfried explains ...

Against ‘self-destructive futilities’

From Prof. Eric Cunningham of Gonzaga: “The function of the university” wrote Thomas Merton, “is to help men and women save their souls, and in so doing, to save their society: from ...

The Collegiate Arms Race

A common critique of higher ed over the years has been the tendency of institutions to seek to endlessly outdo one another on all fronts, especially when it comes to ...

A Teachable Moment

I was spending some time with a good college friend of mine. We were screwing around, debating where to head that night after one of those unexpected, nearly unwelcome humid ...

The Orthodoxies of Government Science

Tom Bethell, a senior editor at The American Spectator, speaks with Andy Nash this week on InsideAcademia.tv. Bethell explains how federal funding of science and research have corrupted the field, ...