Education
A Heretic at Duke Divinity School May 21, 2017 [Print edition: May 22, 2017] Wall Street Journal
The Task of the Public Intellectual Apr. 19, 2017 2017 Bradley Prize Remarks Defining Ideas
How State Lawmakers Can Restore Freedom on Campus Jan. 30, 2017 Wall Street Journal
Trump Can Help Debunk Alleged College 'Rape Culture' Jan. 29, 2017 A review of The Campus Rape Frenzy: The Attack on Due Process at America’s Universities by KC Johnson and Stuart Taylor, Jr. Real Clear Politics
A Poor Guide for Trump's High Court Choices Nov. 28, 2016 A review of The Constitution Today by Akhil Reed Amar Real Clear Politics
Liberal Education and Its Betrayal Nov. 15, 2016 A Tikvah Podcast
Berkeley Harassment Case Sparks Due-Process Lawsuit Oct. 3, 2016 Real Clear Education
Berkeley Betrays Due Process Again Sept. 6, 2016 Defining Ideas
AP Course Standards Have Fallen Prey to Partisanship Sept. 3, 2016 Real Clear Politics
The Perils of Moral Narcissism July 12, 2016 A review of I Know Best by Roger L. Simon Real Clear Politics
Civics Textbook Wars: Israeli Right Strikes Back June 28, 2016 Real Clear Politics
An Assault on Due Process at UC Berkeley May 17, 2016 Real Clear Politics
Double Jeopardy at the University of California Apr. 17, 2016 Real Clear Politics
The Tradition of Liberal Education Is Under Assault Feb. 11, 2016 A response to "The Coddling of the Conservative Mind" by Jim Sleeper Real Clear Politics
Why Colleges' Common Reading Lists Get an F Feb. 9, 2016 Real Clear Politics
'Anti-Education: On the Future of Our Educational Institutions'--Criticism from Friedrich Nietzsche Jan. 14, 2016 A review of Friedrich Nietzsche, edited by Paul Reitter and Chad Wellmon Commonweal
Yale Gives in to the Grievance Culture Nov. 20, 2015 Real Clear Politics
Yale's Scary Halloween Tale Nov. 12, 2015 Real Clear Politics
A Misguided Resolution to the Culture Wars Oct. 19, 2015 Real Clear Politics
The Right Way Forward for Conservatism July 24, 2015 Wall Street Journal
U.S. Universities -- Not So Innocent Abroad? June 30, 2015 A response to "Innocents Abroad? Liberal Educators in Illiberal Societies" by Jim Sleeper Real Clear Politics
A Conversation with Peter Berkowitz June 8, 2015 Video on Conversations with Bill Kristol The Foundation for Constitutional Government
Paulsens Give the Constitution Its Due June 7, 2015 A review of The Constitution: An Introduction by Michael Stokes Paulsen and Luke Paulsen Real Clear Politics
College Board's Reckless Spin on US History June 2, 2015 Real Clear Politics
The Left's Crusade Against Free Speech May 10, 2015 A review of The Silencing by Kirsten Powers Real Clear Politics
Why the Left Casts a Blind Eye on Radical Islam Feb. 7, 2015 Real Clear Politics
The Demise of Due Process on Campus Dec. 26, 2014 Real Clear Politics
How the Foreign Language Gap Can Be Bridged Nov. 1, 2014 Real Clear Politics
Lawsuit Casts Harsh Light on Due Process at Colgate Oct. 3, 2014 Real Clear Politics
US Colleges' Sexual Assault Crusade Sept. 5, 2014 Real Clear Politics
Addressing the Crisis in Liberal Education -- Too Liberally Aug. 30, 2014 A review of Excellent Sheep by William Deresiewicz Real Clear Politics
An Open Letter to Swarthmore's Board of Managers June 28, 2014 Real Clear Politics
Affirmative Action and the Demotion of Truth June 24, 2014 A review of Cheating: An Insider's Report on the Use of Race in Admissions at UCLA by Tim Groseclose Real Clear Politics
Giving Liberalism Its Due -- and Taking It to Task May 8, 2014 A review of Liberalism: The Life of an Idea by Edmund Fawcett Real Clear Politics
The DA, Duke Lacrosse and Higher-Ed Hypocrisy Apr. 17, 2014 A review of The Price of Silence by William D. Cohan Real Clear Politics
A Warning System for "Disturbing" College Courses? Mar. 12, 2014 Real Clear Politics
On College Campuses, a Presumption of Guilt Feb. 28, 2014 Real Clear Politics
How to Improve Our Colleges and Universities Feb. 21, 2014 Real Clear Politics
A Case of Faculty Discrimination Based on Politics Feb. 8, 2014 The Wall Street Journal
Obama's Slow Learning Curve Nov. 20, 2013 Real Clear Politics
Illiberal Education and the 'Heart of the Matter' June 30, 2013 The Wall Street Journal
Does Harvard Hate Humanities? July 8, 2013 The Weekly Standard
Tenets of Liberal Education Underpin Government Abuses June 11, 2013 Real Clear Politics
Are Universities Above the Law? May 20, 2013 The Weekly Standard
The Sad State of Liberal Education at Bowdoin Apr. 3, 2013 Real Clear Politics
Failing History: Colleges Neglect Core US Principles Jan. 15, 2013 Real Clear Politics
The Imperiled Freedom the Candidates Ignored Nov. 21, 2012 Real Clear Politics
California Higher Education's Hollow Core Aug. 29, 2012 Real Clear Politics
Why Colleges Don't Teach the Federalist Papers May 7, 2012 The Wall Street Journal
How California's Colleges Indoctrinate Students Mar. 31, 2012 The Wall Street Journal
Sex Smears and the Rule of Law at Yale Feb. 4, 2012 The Wall Street Journal
Boot Camp for Citizens Dec. 9, 2011 A review of Teaching America by David Feith The Wall Street Journal
God and Man at Yale Turns 60 Nov. 5, 2011 Real Clear Politics
College Rape Accusations and the Presumption of Male Guilt Aug. 20, 2011 The Wall Street Journal
Our Elite Schools Have Abandoned Military History Apr. 30, 2011 The Wall Street Journal
Is Yale University Sexist? Apr. 16, 2011 The Wall Street Journal
The Thinker Nov. 5, 2010 A review of Reading Obama by James T. Kloppenberg The Wall Street Journal
Why Liberals Don't Get the Tea Party Movement Oct. 16, 2010 The Wall Street Journal
Harvard Law vs. Free Inquiry May 17, 2010 The Weekly Standard
Why Liberal Education Matters May 15, 2010 The Wall Street Journal
Climategate Was an Academic Disaster Waiting to Happen Mar. 13, 2010 The Wall Street Journal
Breakdown in the Academy Dec. 2009/Jan. 2010 A review of The Marketplace of Ideas by Louis Menand Policy Review
Academia Goes Silent on Free Speech Oct. 17, 2009 The Wall Street Journal
Conservatism and the University Curriculum June 13, 2009 The Wall Street Journal
Pragmatism Obama Style May 4, 2009 The Weekly Standard
Towering Ivories Nov. 3, 2008 A review of Save the World on Your Own Time by Stanley Fish The Weekly Standard
Are Universities Above the Law? Oct. 27, 2008 The Weekly Standard
What Is a University for? Dec. 2007/Jan. 2008 A review of Education's End: Why Our Colleges and Universities Have Given Up on the Meaning of Life by Anthony T. Kronman Policy Review
Ethics 101 Oct. 8, 2007 The Wall Street Journal
Our Compassless Colleges Sept. 5, 2007 The Wall Street Journal
The Conservative Mind May 29, 2007 The Wall Street Journal
Strengthening Higher Education February 2007 Prepared for OPPORTUNITY 08: Independent Ideas for our Next President Brookings Institution Press
Liberal Education, Then and Now Dec. 2006/Jan. 2007 Essay based on a lecture originally titled "John Stuart Mill's Idea of a University, and Our Own," delivered at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, Sept. 15, 2006, at a symposium honoring the 200th anniversary of Mill's birth and the address on liberal education he delivered there in 1867. Policy Review PDF version
US Military: 8, Elite Law Schools: 0 Mar. 20, 2006 The Weekly Standard
Summers's End Mar. 6, 2006 The Weekly Standard
Literature in Theory Feb./Mar., 2006 A review of Theory's Empire: An Anthology of Dissent, edited by Daphne Patai and Will H. Corral Policy Review
Lacking the Wisdom of Solomon Dec. 5, 2005 National Review (online exclusive)
Speaking Their Language Oct. 4, 2005 The Weekly Standard (online exclusive)
Educating the University June/July 2005 A review of Restoring Free Speech and Liberty on Campus by Donald Alexander Downs Policy Review
Studying Islam, Strengthening The Nation Apr. 12, 2005 The Washington Post
He is Charlotte Simmons Feb./Mar. 2005 A review of I am Charlotte Simmons by Tom Wolfe Policy Review
The Liberal Arts in Kuwait Jan. 28, 2004 The Weekly Standard (online exclusive)
Point of View: Rules and Grievances October 10, 2003 p. B16 The Chronicle of Higher Education
Dubious Diversity July 7/14, 2003 pp. 14-16 The Weekly Standard
Nutty Professors Nov. 27, 2000 pp. 1-12 The New Republic
Fair Harvard May 26, 1999 p. 8 The Harvard Crimson
Science Fiction: Postmodernism Exposed July 1, 1996 pp. 15-16 The New Republic