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Reason Analyzes Higher Ed

The new issue of Reason has a forum on the problems of higher education, with seven strong contributions, including essays from Glenn Harlan Reynolds, Rich Vedder, and Lisa Snell. 

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

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Michelle Williams, an actress, has decided to become a spokesman on the issue of pay inequality in her profession, and appears this month on the cover of Vanity Fair with a headline to that effect. This decision follows what she describes as a humiliating episode in which she learned in the pages of USA Today ... Read More
Culture

Washington in the Flesh, Almost

Canova's George Washington at the Frick Collection is the zenith of the museum's signature exhibition style. It's small, fewer than 20 objects. It's focused. It examines the creation of Antonio Canova's full-length sculpture of George Washington in Roman costume from 1821. It was Canova's (1757–1822) sole ... Read More