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"...No Arts; No Letters; No Society..."

White House with black fence in front In early November last year, I returned to the Leviathan.

In it, Thomas Hobbes grapples with the question of sovereignty and considers the human condition in a state of nature in which there is: 

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The Liberal Arts Endeavor: The Arts of Liberty in a Time of Uncertainty

Theatre at MSUEven if, as Hannah Arendt suggests, “we are always educating for a world that is or is becoming out of joint,” 1 our commitment to general education as “a distinctive cornerstone of the arts of liberty” gains urgency in times of uncertainty...

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Charting a Path to Intellectual Leadership, Then Following It

West Circle pathwaysAs a junior faculty member, I attended every possible workshop on tenure and promotion I could find. Inevitably, however, as the shared wisdom of those who had successfully been tenured and promoted washed over me, my anxiety would slowly rise until...

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