Category Archives: Academia

The Last Intellectuals: American Culture In The Age Of Academe

Russell Jacoby writes in 2000: * A specter haunts American universities or, at least, its faculties: boredom. A generation of professors entered the universities in the middle and wake of the sixties, when campuses crackled with energy; today these teachers … Continue reading

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The Critical Theory of Academia: A Companion to The Star Chamber of Stanford

This is a work in progress and the third of Rony Guldman’s trilogy. He writes: “I originally intended the content of this manuscript to form the second part of The Star Chamber of Stanford but later decided to make it … Continue reading

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Decoding Decoding The Gurus

I love this center-left podcast by two center-left academics (Christopher Kavanagh and Matthew Brown) decoding the new breed of secular gurus (such as Jordan Peterson, Ibram X. Kendi, Eric and Bret Weinstein, Joe Rogan) by examining their facts and logic. … Continue reading

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The Star Chamber of Stanford: On the Secret Trial and Invisible Persecution of a Stanford Law Fellow

Read my review here. I’ve emailed every professor referenced in this new book by lawyer and philosopher Rony Guldmann with messages along these lines: I’ve been reading a hilarious new book… I’m trying to figure out for a blog post … Continue reading

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The Sociology of Philosophies: A Global Theory of Intellectual Change (1998)

Here are some excerpts from this book sociologist Randall Collins: * The long-term tendency of an active intellectual community is to raise the level of abstraction and reflexivity. * Individuals who participate in IRs [interaction rituals] are filled with emotional … Continue reading

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