great debates

The Hostile Renegotiation of the Professor-Student Relationship
June 05, 2015

College classrooms will never be the same again—and that's not necessarily a bad thing.

My Students Need Trigger Warnings—and Professors Do, Too
May 17, 2015

It’s our job as professors to do more than just expose them to difficult ideas. It’s our job to help see them through the exposure.

Acting Without Thinking
April 24, 2015

The most effective protest movements have been enriched by debating ideas and strategy.

We're Checking the Wrong "Privilege"
April 15, 2015

Stop focusing on cultural capital. Start focusing on economic inequality.

Your Criticism of My Ivy League Takedown Further Proves My Point
August 16, 2014

My goal was to start a debate. That certainly has happened.

MoMA Has Mistaken Video Games for Art
March 13, 2013

The museum is putting 'Pac-Man' alongside Picasso. That misses the point.