Michael Meranze reviews Julia Schleck’s “Dirty Knowledge: Academic Freedom in the Age of Neoliberalism.”
We Other Humanists: On Paul Reitter and Chad Wellmon’s “Permanent Crisis: The Humanities in a Disenchanted Age”
“Crisis” is both the driving force and the false consciousness of the humanities.
What do Frederick Douglass and the New Criticism have in common?
Michael Meranze reviews Stefan Collini’s “Speaking of Universities.”
Barbara Taylor's "The Last Asylum" is a gripping account of her own madness and a historical reflection on asylums and the implication of their...
Crime and Punishment: Is it too late to control the carceral state? Michael Meranze on Marie Gottschalk’s "commanding and disturbing" new book.
ONE OF THE GREAT CLAIMS of American higher education is that it protects and encourages something called “academic freedom,” a guarantee of protection...