The new Marriner S. Eccles Institute at University of Utah, and his legacy

By Matias Vernengo, There are many issues I take exception with the piece at the Deseret News on the new Marriner S. Eccles Marriner S. Eccles Institute for Economics and Quantitative Analysis at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business. In the first place, the notion that it, somehow, “will provide some philosophical … More The new Marriner S. Eccles Institute at University of Utah, and his legacy

Who’s behind the free speech crisis on campus?

From SocialistWorker.org: RIGHT-WING and liberal media outlets alike are awash with stories condemning student protesters for attacking freedom of speech. Take, for instance, Robert Shibley, the vice president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, who writes for the Washington Post: “[T]he immediate crisis comes from one freedom’s most ancient enemies: the angry mob.” … More Who’s behind the free speech crisis on campus?

The Specter of Fascism: Hungary’s parliament votes to shut down Central European University

Starting January 1st, 2018, Budapest’s Central European University (CEU) will no longer be permitted to enrol new students in any programs, unless an agreement is reached between the United States government, the State of New York and Hungary’s Orbán government no later than September and unless CEU opens a new campus in the U.S. A … More The Specter of Fascism: Hungary’s parliament votes to shut down Central European University

The Far Right’s New Offensive Against Academia

By Goldie Blumenstyk, George Ciccariello-­Maher, an associate professor of politics and global studies at Drexel University, says he was being satirical when on December 24 he posted on Twitter: “All I Want for Christmas is White Genocide.” A scholar of revolutionary movements and a self-described social activist, Mr. Ciccariello-Maher is no stranger to Twitter furors. … More The Far Right’s New Offensive Against Academia