20 January 2009

Worth a Look

Here is Stanley Fish's latest column on the state of higher education in America, entitled "The Last Professor," from today's New York Times. Will there be a demand for classically trained humanities professors in the future of American higher education?

(See also Fish's provocative but intriguing defense of the installation of Roland Burris as Illinois's new senator here. Fish marshals an Augustinian conception of the relation between individual human beings and the offices they occupy to counter the claim that Burris is "tainted" by Governor Blagojevich's alleged wrongdoings.)

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