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Yale Steps Into the Authoritarian Abyss

Jim Sleeper | Posted 09.16.2012 | Politics
Jim Sleeper

Singapore "loosens" a bit to take on democratic trappings, and Yale surrenders some of the hard-won commitments to freedom speech and political expression that I described in the long post mentioned above.

Yale Has Gone to Singapore, But Can It Come Back?

Jim Sleeper | Posted 07.04.2012 | College
Jim Sleeper

Yale University sustained such a college for more than 300 years and, through it, the American republic, and for much of the time the republic led the world, but now Yale's captains have bound it contractually to an authoritarian corporate city state.

The Showdown Over Liberal Education at Yale

Jim Sleeper | Posted 06.04.2012 | College
Jim Sleeper

The very survival of the new global economy and public sphere depends on colleges like Yale standing somewhat apart from "the arts and sciences of career management" that markets and states have insinuated increasingly into their training at places like Yale.