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Stanley Fish

Blogs Never Promised You a Rose Garden

Ming Holden | Posted 09.24.2012 | Media
Ming Holden

Woe betide the generation experiencing the same risks as the one preceding! Who wants the adolescence their parents had, with the very same cultural trends and limitations? No one, and that's the entire Kevin Bacon Footloose-ing point.

Math and Science Study Alone Will Not Make Students More Competitive

Michael Roth | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Michael Roth

President Obama should realize that innovation in technology companies, automobile design, medicine or food production does not come only from isolated work in technical disciplines. We must also have a space for the liberal arts.

How to Write a Sentence -- and Why

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

Stanley Fish's new book, How to Write A Sentence, is a fun book to read for the provided quotations alone. But don't skip the stuff in-between. That's where the lessons are.

Why A 73-Year-Old English Professor's Book Is All Over Twitter

Julia Cheiffetz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Julia Cheiffetz

As publishers we can talk about platforms and SEO until we're blue in the face but, at the end of the day, quality wins.

Is There A College Cost Crisis?

nytimes.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

There is no college cost crisis. That at least is the conclusion reached by the economists Robert B. Archibald and David H. Feldman in their new book,...

Academic Freedom and Indoctrination

David Moshman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
David Moshman

We all support essentially the same principles of academic freedom, including respect for the authority of faculty over the curriculum and respect for the right of students not to be indoctrinated.

Coming to the Defense of Liberal Education

Michael Roth | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Michael Roth

Patient and persistent critical inquiry has never been as crucial as it is in these uncertain economic times, and the development of this capacity is one of the defining features of a liberal education.

The Jack Bauer Decade

John McQuaid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John McQuaid

Let your agents go all Jack Bauer and they might kill a few terrorists. But there's going to be excesses, collateral damage, disastrous mistakes. In the movies or TV, such inconvenient fallout is airbrushed out. Not in real life.

It Was the Most Literate of Times, It Was the Most Illiterate of Times

Jared Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jared Gardner

Americans have long been terribly insecure about writing. From the minute independence was won, visions of literary and linguistic degeneration danced in the minds of American educators.

NY Times Grumps Dump On Locavores

Kerry Trueman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kerry Trueman

Small-scale farmers are thriving and the rest of us are flocking to greenmarkets and planting our own veggie gardens. A handful of knee-jerk naysayers at the Times can't derail this local train.

Jason Linkins

The Game Of Renouncing And Denouncing

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In yesterday's New York Times, columnist Stanley Fish weighed in on the "guilt by association" game that's played itself out again and again this poli...