(from National Review):

By Peter Augustine Lawler

So I’ve found a few minutes this afternoon to work on the keynote talk I’m giving next Saturday at the conference of the professors who teach with core texts. Theirs is the only teaching method and delivery system I can believe in. Here is a very rough taste:

Higher education, Tocqueville says, is countercultural in a democracy because it’s basically aristocratic. That is, it privileges the truth about the human soul and the cosmos over the kind of utility that chains philosophy and science to economics, politics, and medicine. Higher education, from a democratic view, can be regarded as inconsiderate and sterile. Nothing ever gets done! The time for talk is over, and the time for action is now, say both the social-justice warriors and the disruptive innovators. CONTINUE READING HERE