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Jacques Barzun

Football and National Greatness

Aristotle Tziampiris | Posted 10.20.2013 | Sports
Aristotle Tziampiris

Football's status augurs well for the future international standing of America. This is because football teaches the significance of time management, the importance of teamwork and the imperative to cultivate mind and body.

Pioneering Cultural Historian Dies At 104

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 12.25.2012 | Books

Jacques Barzun, a pioneering cultural historian, reigning public intellectual and longtime Ivy League professor who became a best-selling author in hi...

Pioneering Cultural Historian Dies At 104

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 12.25.2012 | Books

Jacques Barzun, a pioneering cultural historian, reigning public intellectual and longtime Ivy League professor who became a best-selling author in hi...

Education in Chicago: Mr. Secretary: Quo Vadis?

Bill Sweetland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Bill Sweetland

If Duncan and Obama really expect five million more students to graduate from two-year colleges, they must for the first time in history make our schools into thoroughly intellectualized, serious places.

The Failure of Filters -- Why We're Getting Dumber by the Hour

Gerald Sindell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Gerald Sindell

The expectation that most of the audience would rush out and purchase the book, as Oprah's audience does today, was not there. With a good book reviewer, you didn't need to do any page turning yourself.