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US scholars' tendency to award extra credit for attending non-core lectures hastens the academy's slide into transactionalism, says Robert Zaretsky
Fascination with ‘dark studies’ needs to be countered by studies of the Enlightenment, says Robert Zaretsky
From tackling pay to decrees on sleep and email curfews, five scholars explain what they would do to improve the academy in 24 hours
Robert Zaretsky on a study that shows how history defeats not just prediction, but also our predilection for theory
Robert Zaretsky on sustained and sustaining pauses for thought during university lectures
This is the age of the anti-social network, but the humanities classroom offers reflection of a healthier sort, argues Robert Zaretsky
Many turn to God in the face of death, but two critics of religion, 230 years apart, have the same calm courage, writes Robert Zaretsky