Culture Briefing


What is the Meaning Behind These Categories?

These categories are intended to orient you to the substance of the article and to communicate our framework for understanding the endowments that constitute civic life. This “human ecology” model is at the core of the Thriving Cities Project, a research initiative of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture.

Not a Very P.C. Thing to Say

New York Magazine

Jonathan Chait argues that the term "political correctness" has been "diluted" to the point of being a threat to liberalism (and thus many of its most ardent supporters).


In College and Hiding from Scary Ideas

The New York Times

In this New York Times op-ed, Judith Shulevitz challenges what she sees as an ethos of crippling over-sensitivity in higher education.


I’m a liberal professor, and my liberal students terrify me


A university professor posits a connection between thin popular conceptions of social justice and recent shifts in student-teacher dynamics in higher education.


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