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  • Seeing Ourselves in the Mystical Mirror

    Seeing Ourselves in the Mystical Mirror1

    Those of us who love literature are puzzled by those who are indifferent to its goodness, truth and beauty. We are perplexed by those who won’t read fiction because they want the facts and nothing but the facts. We are bemused by those who won’t read poetry, preferring prose, because they want to remain grounded

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  • The Doctor of Deconstruction: Who Is Jacques Derrida?

    The Doctor of Deconstruction: Who Is Jacques Derrida?4

    It seems that words today change meanings every day. For instance, the words “man” and “woman” are now taken to mean a variety of mutually exclusive realities. What was clear and simple is now conflicting and confusing. How did we arrive here, why does it matter, and who is responsible? Enter French philosopher Jacques Derrida.

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  • What Is a Home?

    What Is a Home?1

    The ultimate adventure story is about the journey home. Consider, for example, Odysseus at sea, Aeneas in search of a haven for the Trojans, the Israelites in the desert. Such stories strike a note on the strings of our souls that vibrates through us like a call. A homeland beckons. In the archetypal hero’s journey,

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  • The Importance of Making Mistakes

    The Importance of Making Mistakes1

    A couple of years ago, I received a post-semester email from a student’s father. He was upset about his child’s final grade in my class, which had landed somewhere between a high B and a low A. The grade was clearly not very low, but the student’s father wanted me to reconsider. Apparently, a specific

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  • Why We Must Objectively Study Difficult Questions

    Why We Must Objectively Study Difficult Questions0

    With some regularity, students in my sociological theory course will ask why we should even entertain arguments about the biological reality of race. They note, correctly, that this topic is controversial. They suggest it is too morally and politically risky to pursue, given historical examples of pseudoscience that have provided fodder for egregious moral and

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  • Radical Education and Intersectionality: Who Is Bell Hooks?

    Radical Education and Intersectionality: Who Is Bell Hooks?2

    Many of us are well aware of the indoctrination in today’s classrooms. Whether it’s sexually explicit materials or woke ideology in the classroom, each day seems to bring a new round of insanity. But when it comes to radical ideas in education today, the root of the problem goes back decades. In the 20th century,

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