Miscellaneous

Unaccountable

Unaccountable Public Schools by Larry Sand. California schools keep changing the standards of measuring them in order to keep pace with declining performance. More.

Rewires

Porn Is the Missing Piece in the Louis C.K. Story by Mary Rose Somarriba. Pornography rewires its viewers’ brains, distorting the way they interpret the behavior of those around them and making them believe that unacceptable behavior will be welcomed. […]

Victims

Roy Moore Reminds Me of My Rabbi by Bethany Mandel. In 2014, on Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish calendar, Rabbi Barry Freundel led the congregation of his Washington synagogue in pursuit of humble repentance before God. Ten […]

Spirituality

Is Spirituality Our Natural Inclination or Is It Learned? by Philip Perry. There’s a trend in sociology within the last century or so, arguing for or against what’s known as the Intuitive Belief Hypothesis. While psychology has been contributing to […]

Struggling

Struggling to see Palestine by Michael Press. For Westerners, the Bible and its prophecies have obscured as much as they’ve revealed about the Holy Land. More.

Undoing

Undoing the Dis-Education of Millennials by Adam J. MacLeod. I teach in a law school. For several years now my students have been mostly Millennials. Contrary to stereotype, I have found that the vast majority of them want to learn. […]

Battle

New York’s Teacher-Credentialing Battle by Larry Sand. As charters train teachers their own way, the floundering establishment fights back. More.

Fall

The Rise and Fall of Rolling Stone by Rich Cohen. What happened when Jann Wenner traded the hippie dream for pop-star friends and luxury. More.

Wine

PT reviews A Natural History of Wine by Ian Tattersall and Rob DeSalle.

Altered

How Internet Porn Is Changing How Men and Women Are Having Sex by Philip Perry. Sexual satisfaction is important for pair bonding in a relationship, as well as for one’s own psychological health. What’s more, we’re living in an age […]

Reformer

CJ reviews Ask the Janitor: An Insider’s Look at Public Education in America by John B. Muciaccia.

Utopian

Amazon’s Utopian Criteria by Steven Malanga. Looking to open a second headquarters somewhere, the online retailer sets cities and states scrambling to fulfill its contradictory set of demands. More.

Legacy

Antonin Scalia’s Son Speaks About His Father’s Legacy by Dominic Lynch. In an interview with The Federalist, Christopher Scalia opens up about his father and discusses ‘Scalia Speaks,’ a new collection of the late Supreme Court justice’s speeches. More.

Bloom

What Allan Bloom Got Right by Todd Gitlin. At his most persuasive, Bloom argued that the university’s original sin was to downgrade philosophy and discard the Great Books. The practice of substituting breadth for depth ushered in “trendiness, mere popularization […]

Decline

The Decline of the Midwest’s Public Universities Threatens to Wreck Its Most Vibrant Economies by Jon Marcus. And there could be far-reaching consequences for the national economy too. More.

WSJ

CJ reviews Free People, Free Markets: How the Wall Street Journal Opinion Pages Shaped America by George Melloan.

Revolutionized

The Charcuterie Board That Revolutionized Basketball by Baxter Holmes. In the past three years, the Warriors have won two NBA titles with the most explosive offense in history. This is the inside tale of how it all began — on […]

Battlefield

The Battlefield is Dead by Antoine Bousquet. The traditional arena of war is no more. Will it give way to a perpetual continuum of military and paramilitary violence? More.

The End

The End of Football by David Gornoski. By 2050, the National Football League (NFL) will be like the Barnum and Bailey Circus of today. Bankrupt, closed, irrelevant, morally passe. In the early 20th century, the circus was all the rage. […]

Betraying

Betraying Liberal Education: A Response to President Paxson of Brown University by R.J. Snell. Today’s universities are allergic to making substantive claims about what it means to live well in a good society. But liberal education, rightly understood, is a […]