Response
7:19

The Loss of Learning and the Vocationalization of Higher Education

Our universities are being transformed into institutions of professional training and certification.

Response
4:49

Defund the Ivies!

Universities will continue as they are—unless the money stops flowing.

Response
4:00

The Academy of Hatred, Not Relativism

Jaffa was wrong about the root of today's academic problems.

Response
3:28

The Academy of Mediocrity

Our universities' loss of intelligent direction is a greater threat than their radicalization.

Response
5:15

Self-Expression and Moral Certainty on Campus

Colleges today encourage students to conflate youthful arrogance with high moral purpose.

Response
4:11

The Embers of the Reichstag

The cowardice of our faculty and administration continues unabated.

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46:31

“The Reichstag is Still Burning”: Harry Jaffa’s Prophetic Farewell to Higher Education

This week's feature is based on the following essay (downloadable as a PDF) written by Professor Harry V. Jaffa in 1989, which served as his farewell address to full-time faculty status at Claremont McKenna College. It remains an illuminating and prophetic statement in response to political correctness and the decay of higher education in contemporary America. The newly published book of his writings from which it is taken can be purchased at the link below.

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“The Reichstag is Still Burning”: Harry Jaffa’s Prophetic Farewell to Higher Education

Excerpted from The Rediscovery of America: Essays by Harry V. Jaffa on the New Birth of Politics (Rowman & Littlefield, 2019). All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or printed without further permission in writing from the publisher.