Macalester College
Social Issues

No. 14 Bookworm Podcast — the sickness of American college education

The American college has lost its way. Saving it requires removing all taxpayer funds and refocusing the mission on high-level, job-based skills. (If you prefer listening over reading, the companion podcast to this post is embedded below, or you can listen to it at Libsyn or at Apple podcasts. I’m trying to make [Read More]

Philosophy
Education

Modern philosophy, untethered from morality, is just nihilism in fancy dress

Talking to college students brought home that modern philosophy is a nihilistic numbers game intended to support a given philosopher’s preferred goals. With colleges winding down for the year, young adults are returning to my community. This has yielded some interesting conversations, and given me a first person insight into [Read More]

Education

[VIDEO] Charlie Kirk challenges the cult mindset at America’s colleges

Charlie Kirk, a leader challenging the monolithic Leftism on college campuses, explains how the focus on superficial diversity hides cultist programming. Last fall, I had the pleasure of hearing a talk by Charlie Kirk, founder of Turning Point USA. I wrote about it here. Unlike many in the audience, I [Read More]