The story of Ruth Wisse

Ruth Wisse: Education of a Jewish Conservative
Interview by George E. Johnson
September/October 2015

“…You do not have any longer, on the part of universities, a commitment to strengthening the teaching of American civilization, of the Constitution, of American history, of the arguments that formed American life and thinking. The university said, okay, affirmative action. We’re going to take in these people, and so you build African-American studies and you build Asian-American studies and female studies and gender studies and environmental studies and every kind of thing, but all at the expense of what the university had. If you take in more and more students from abroad, wonderful, but the first thing they should be required to do is to immerse themselves in the civilization of the country whose school they are attending. None of this is present…”READ MORE

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