The New Criterion: Special Section on Education

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The recent edition of The New Criterion has a special section concerning education. I’ve only had a chance to read Paquette’s article but all of them look interesting:

Introduction: What was a liberal education?

by Roger Kimball

An introduction to our special issue on education.

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On the sadness of higher education

by Alan Charles Kors

On comparing the university life then with now.

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The world we have lost: a parable on the academy

by Robert L. Paquette

On the Alexander Hamilton Center affair at Hamilton College.

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The new learning that failed

by Victor Davis Hanson

On the value of classical learning.

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Liberalism vs. humanism

by James Piereson

On the battle between learning for the sake of learning and learning for utility.

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The age of educational romanticism

by Charles Murray

On requiring every child to be above average.

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