Author Archives: Fenster

About Fenster

Gainfully employed for thirty years, including as one of those high paid college administrators faculty complain about. Earned Ph.D. late in life and converted to the faculty side. Those damn administrators are ruining everything.

The View from the Back of the Theater, Further.

Fenster writes: I wrote here of Andrew McCarthy’s analysis of the current political situation that while McCarthy sticks to the facts and builds hypotheses carefully on the basis of what is actually known, he is left hanging, unable to come … Continue reading

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The View from the Back of the Theater, Con’t.

Fenster writes: Former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy once again delivers a clear-headed and legally meticulous analysis of the current mess. If you can find fault with his reasoning or facts have at it. If not and you prefer to just … Continue reading

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Wither the Humanities?

Fenster writes: The very sensible academic Mark Bauerlein has written an article in the very sensible City Journal about a recent program at Clemson aimed at reviving the humanities via a return to a Western core. Before describing the program … Continue reading

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David French on L’Affaire Ilhan

Fenster writes: David French has some useful comments on l’affaire Ilhan. What is going on? Why are we seeing so many prominent voices rally to Omar’s side? This is how intersectionality works. Essentially, the pattern goes like this. Under intersectionality … Continue reading

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Tyler Cowen on Free Speech, Trump-style

Fenster writes: Trump has said he will issue an executive order requiring higher education institutions to play by free speech rules or else lose federal research dollars. While the details are unknown and who knows if he will do it … Continue reading

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Daniel Dennett on Scholarly Writing

Fenster cuts-and-pastes: Daniel Dennett, Intuition Pumps, and Other Tools for Thinking Fenster recalls his close brush with scholarly writing here.

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Joachim Trier’s Thelma Mini-Review

Fenster writes:

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