Category Archive: Michael Berube

Academic Blogging As a Career Move

It’s a bit difficult for me, who has only been a full-time academic for eight years, to give advice without blushing. But I have sat on my department’s Appointments Committee for three years,… Continue reading

“Objectivity” As a Barrier to Education: Teaching Intellectual Responsibility and the Role of the Citizen

Often, when people wonder if American higher education might follow the fate of journalism, falling victim to inability to adapt to new technological milieux, they are thinking in terms of money and its… Continue reading

The Public Intellectual

Writing in the New York Times today, Michael Bérubé, professor at Penn State and once perhaps the preeminent academic blogger in the country (he has since turned to other activities), addresses the child… Continue reading

Tales Told

[Crossposted from Free Exchange on Campus] Sometimes, when I think I have misread something, I don’t bother to check but move on, hoping what I perceived was what was written, knowing full well… Continue reading

They’ve Pushed Us Too Far

Over the past forty years, the right has worked hard at developing strategies that would allow them to control public discussion in America. Long before Democrats figured out what was happening, the right… Continue reading

"Why We Fight"

A Review of What’s Liberal About the Liberal Arts?: Classroom Politics and “Bias” in Higher Education by Michael Bérubé See the full review at the ePluribus Media Journal. Today, the liberal tradition is… Continue reading

Academic Freedom? Which One?

All right. I admit it. David Horowitz isn’t the only one who hasn’t a clue about what “academic freedom” really means. A lot of faculty members don’t either. John Friedl makes that clear… Continue reading

What "Everyone Knows"

If you say something often enough, it becomes what “everyone knows.” That, at least, is part of David Horowitz’s strategy in attacking the American left. On his blog he now claims: everyone knows… Continue reading