Thursday, October 10, 2019

The Assault on American Excellence

Academy. It’s time to stop the nonsense at universities. That’s the message of Anthony Kronman, former dean of Yale Law School, in his book titled, The Assault on American Excellence. He calls for universities to return to their principles and stop yielding to those pressing for actions that avoid discomforting students and create greater egalitarianism. Perhaps it was the way in which the administration at Yale flip flopped on the issue of renaming Calhoun Hall that set off Kronman. Readers interested in the state of the academy today are those most likely to enjoy reading this book, whether one agrees or disagrees with Kronman. I found lots of clear thinking on these pages, to my delight. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase The Assault on American Excellence from

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