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A Professor Speaks Out: How Coddled, Hyper Sensitive Undergrads Are Ruining College Learning

<i>Submitted by Michael Krieger of Liberty Blitzkrieg</i><p><b>A Professor Speaks Out: How Coddled, Hyper Sensitive Undergrads Are Ruining College Learning</b><p>Things …

Kissinger poisoned the Middle East: America is living in a quagmire of his making

W made matters worse, but the region’s radicalization can all be traced to our steady support of the Shah of Shahs<p>The only person Henry Kissinger flattered more than President Richard Nixon was Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the Shah of Iran. In the early 1970s, the Shah, sitting atop an enormous reserve …

The Raj at War: A People’s History of India’s Second World War review – how the conflict brought an end to British rule

Yasmin Khan’s important book reveals how India’s wartime role made partition an inevitability<p>Through 1940 and 1941, recruitment officers worked their way across the regions of northern India that had traditionally provided troops for the British empire. Indian soldiers had contributed the manpower …

World History

In memory of Edward Said: the one-state solution

With the symbolic recognition this week of the state of Palestine “alongside the state of Israel” in the UK, the decades-long debate was fuelled …

The 10 most celebrated French thinkers

From De Beauvoir to Foucault, Rousseau to Sartre, a roundup of les grands penseurs and things you’re unlikely to hear them say<p><b>René Descartes</b> France’s national philosopher, whose <i>Discourse on Method</i> defined thought as the essential human quality (“I think, therefore I am”) and exemplified one of the …

The Existential Crisis of the American University

Higher education in the United States rules the world. What's wrong with it?<p>0<p>SHARES<p>My favorite philosopher (Michel Foucault) wasn't a philosopher so …

The 1981 TIME Magazine Profile That Introduced Michel Foucault to America

These days, would we expect to find a profile of a homosexual radical-left philosopher specializing in discipline and punishment in the pages of <i>Time</i> …

Albert Vs. Jean-Paul: Why Camus Was Not an Existentialist

When Johnny Depp raises a wry eyebrow on screen, it's an "existential performance." When Donald Rumsfeld spoke of "unknown unknowns," it was existential poetry. Though many politicians and entertainers welcome the label, now applied so loosely, Camus certainly did not. Even so, many journalists and …

Can India's new PM Narendra Modi keep voters happy?

<b>India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi has set a 10-year framework within which his governance record should be judged. But Mr Modi is going to be assessed throughout his tenure by voters, writes Delhi-based commentator Swapan Dasgupta.</b><p>In today's world where a premium is attached to urgency and …

India

Why Political Islam Is Winning

The international system is coming apart, opening the way to anti-democratic forces.<p>A “trick question” often contains the answer to itself, and the best trick questions start a cascade of other consequential questions and their answers. The question imposing itself on us today is this: “How and why …