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On “Academic Freedom”

Please allow me to comment on your column in the Cultural Revolutions section of the January 1986 issue wherein someone states: “During the 60’s and 70′ s, while other universities were committing academic suicide by eliminating all merely ‘academic’ requirements,

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On Passage Back From India

Betsy Clarke’s informative and readable review of In Search of Love and Beauty by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (Chronicles, Nov. 1985) raised the question of how we ought to regard homosexuality. Talking of the homosexuals on parade in Jhabvala’s

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On Weapons of Despair by Brian Murray

 

In his February review of Kosta Tsipis’s Arsenal and Freeman Dyson’s Weapons and Hope, Professor William Hawkins rightly reminds us that both geopolitical rubes and hard-core leftists are well represented in the

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On Seeing Red, by Roy Traband

Red Dawn is not a particularly good flick, as we used to call motion pic­tures in my day. But your reviewer misses some of the underlying reasons for its immense success. 

To resist

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Ideologues in Search of a Faith

by Louis Dup

I was distressed to read about myself in Lee Congdon’s review of my book Marx’s Social Critique of Culture: “He is typical too in his substitution of secular utopianism for

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Neutered Conservatism

Reading the September comment, “The Conservative Humanitarian, “brought to mind the old quip about “the bland leading the bland.” A pastiche of unexceptional platitudes, felicitous quotes, and pious laments, Professor Steensma’s essay depicts a “conservatism” that will offend no one—and