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Audio 05.21.2020 1 hour 3 minutes

The American Mind Roundtable: The Roundtable Ep. #18

The coronavirus has America paralyzed by poor decision-making. In the midst of the chaos it claims a new victim: higher education. But who's suffering more, students ready to learn or administrators hungry to indoctrinate? Plus: in a grab bag of bashing, our editors lament Michigan's petty tyranny and lambaste California’s ham-fisted lockdown.

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Coronavirus Cancels Campus | The Roundtable Ep. 18

The coronavirus has America paralyzed by poor decision-making. In the midst of the chaos it claims a new victim: higher education. But who’s suffering more, students ready to learn or administrators hungry to indoctrinate? Plus: in a grab bag of bashing, our editors lament Michigan’s petty tyranny and lambaste California’s ham-fisted lockdown.

Higher Ed Horrorshow | Segment 1

Academia has been sick for decades, but the coronavirus is closing in for the kill. Top-dollar schools promised true learning could only happen in person. Now they want students and parents paying through the nose to Zoom. Our editors burst their bubble. Timestamp: 0:44

Shutdown Fatigue and the Second Wave | Segment 2

As the staycation from hell ravages more lives and livelihoods, most–like our editors–are restless for a return to normal. But when the virus surges back at the end of the year, will we learn from Spring’s painful mistakes? Timestamp: 22:19

A Grab Bag of Bashing | Segment 3

Join our editors as they take turns knocking everything from Justin Amash’s abortive presidential bid to Governor Whitmer’s starring role in the election-season popularity contest. Timestamp: 40:54