Derek Magill was a classics major who studied Latin in his free time. He went to school to learn about and discuss big ideas—not simply to find a job. Despite being a model liberal arts student, Magill ended up dropping out.
Magill explains that he dropped
Many today are worried that the liberal West is drifting further and further away from the Enlightenment ideals that historically have distinguished free societies from authoritarian societies. Under contemporary Western governments, people are granted wider personal liberties—such as sexual and intoxicatory liberties (the freedom to indulge
This piece originally appeared in our Fall 2016 Magazine. In it, Celeste Hook, a freshman at Okanagan College in British Columbia compares the teaching methods of her Grade 7 Lit Class with that of her class in Grade 12, and how one helped her see
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The newest edition of The Undercurrent is now available to order, and will arrive on your doorstep at the end of October!
The newest edition of The Undercurrent is now available to order, and will arrive on your doorstep at the start of October!
The “adjunct crisis” has not grown out of the so-called corporatization of the university. Instead, the crisis is largely a product of the very assumption which both the author of the article and universities across the nation have swallowed: that research is valuable as an
Requiring people to attend school, over and against their (and their family’s) wishes teaches students that they should not trust their own judgment, that they should instead respect the values that government authority figures dictate to them.
The newest edition of The Undercurrent is now available to order, and will arrive on your doorstep in the middle of March!
University life presents more than just the opportunity to learn academic content and methods. It also presents a unique opportunity for young adults to hone the particular virtues of character that will prepare them to pursue a happy, successful life.