Archive for June 2015

Scary Students

There’s a piece at Vox by Edward Schlosser (a pseudonym) entitled “I’m a liberal professor, and my liberal students terrify me.” In the piece, the author confesses his own terror of offending his students: I have int...

New Author Site and Archive

Somewhere between three and seven readers of FPR will be pleased to hear that I have launched a new website that serves to archive publications from various magazines and journals, provides descriptions of my books, and gathers together var...

The Philanthropic Revolution

Founding editor Jeremy Beer has just had his very important The Philanthropic Revolution: An Alternative History of American Charity published by UPenn Press. Walter McDougall called it “a synthetic masterpiece,” and R.R. Reno l...

On Commencement Addresses

Holland, MI It is graduation season. On campuses across the country graduates will be subject to the last compulsory and least remarkable rite of passage: the commencement address. By my calculations I have attended nearly 30 graduation cer...