Magazine July 29, 2019, Issue


Baseball fans stand during the national anthem before a game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Md., April 4, 2016. (Tommy Gilligan/USA Today Sports)

A Disinvitation Dissent

Your reference in the Week of May 20 to the “disinvitation” of Professor Harvey Mansfield by “a little college in Montreal” quite rightly notes that the reversal “deprived [graduating students] of hearing a great scholar on a great topic.”

It was, however, imprecise in stating that Liberal Arts College (Concordia University), per se, disinvited Professor Mansfield: In fact, a minority of our tenured staff fought to maintain the initial unanimous decision to invite him. Liberal Arts College is the only full-time great-books-centered core-curriculum B.A.-degree program in Western civilization and culture in Canada. The officious, offensive, and illiberal turn-down of

NR Editors includes members of the editorial staff of the National Review magazine and website.

In This Issue



Books, Arts & Manners




After Harvey Mansfield's disinvitation from Concordia University, a professor writes in to NR to clarify. Plus, Fred Schwartz on baseball.
The Week

The Week

The Canadian newspaper the National Post reports, ‘Ancient life awakens amid thawing ice caps and permafrost.’ Good news for Joe Biden.

Girth Dearth

According to the Left, it is bad to stigmatize the mentally ill, but unless you have the proper opinions on social issues, you have a mental illness.


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