From Greatness to Inclusivity”

Mark Bauerlein for First Things:

When a humanities department selects its materials because they reflect identity groups, it no longer functions as a humanities department. It becomes a project of social group affirmation. The proper criteria of selection—beauty and sublimity, wit and insight—fall behind a work’s representative value.

See also this piece from the NYT.


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December 28, 2016 · culture · identity politics · university · bauerlein · first things

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