Phi Beta Cons

Modern Language Association v. Solzhenitsyn

In this piece, Dr. Mary Grabar explains why the MLA types dislike the writings of the late Alexander Solzhenitsyn.

It’s hilarious that a Gulag survivor is attacked as “authoritarian” while politically correct dictators like Castro are almost always praised by this bunch.

George Leef — George Leef is the director of research for the John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy.

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