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College History Without Wars: Truth, Salvation, or None of the Above?

College History Without Wars: Truth, Salvation, or None of the Above?

My daughter called home yesterday from college, during the first session of a course on World History Since 1500. “I’m dropping this course,” she said. “The teacher said she’s not going to cover any wars. She thinks it’s more important to study the ways people have saved other people than to talk about people killing people.” Granted, I heard the story at third-hand. Maybe the teacher just meant she wasn’t going to cover war in great detail. I have to…

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Character Development Is Alive and Well On the College Campus. Sort Of.

Character Development Is Alive and Well On the College Campus. Sort Of.

A few days Mike Adams posted an article at Townhall.com titled Diversity and Catatonic Schizophrenia. It begins, Dianne Harrison is the new president of California State University, Northridge (CSUN). It’s a small college in the Golden State but it sure is loaded with diversity. How do I know? Because Dianne has written a letter to the entire university, telling everyone how diverse they are and, more importantly, what a great person she is because she loves diversity. In her short…

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Life Lessons in College: New Life

Life Lessons in College: New Life

A while ago I began a tale of my experiences in college, where I learned that life is great and life is awful, and does any of it make sense? I was living out a dream, but I almost died, too, and I was diagnosed with a serious chronic disease, just a week after my eighteenth birthday. It turned out to be a literal pain in the gut every day, and I was the only college student I knew who…

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“A Texas-Sized Defeat for ‘Western Civilization’”

“A Texas-Sized Defeat for ‘Western Civilization’”

My college friend Rob Koons was putting together a concentration on “Western Civilization and American Institutions” at the University of Texas, but he got the plugged pulled on him in a manner that was not only unceremonious but also confused, contradictory, and educationally unwise. He learned some lessons from the experience, including: Our program was rightly perceived as a threat to the monopoly of what I call the Uncurriculum, which prevails at UT and at most universities today. It is the…

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