Universities as Unsettling Institutions

If a university’s fundamental mission is to create and disseminate knowledge, how is it to foster those ambitions while preventing the natural tendency to suppress ideas that question existing knowledge and power relationships in the society?

My 2010 post in HigherEdJobs.com is still relevant, almost 7 years later.

Ignorance Does Not Lead to Election Bliss

On the election day The Atlantic published my article Ignorance Does Not Lead to Election Bliss. I suggest that among other factors current political state owes itself to the failures of American education system.

The Triumph of America’s Research University published in The Atlantic

Since the 19th century, the institutions’ thinkers have discovered a dazzling array of new knowledge—yet attacks on academic freedom mean all their potential is now at risk.

Please read the full article here, at The Atlantic.

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