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Chester E. Finn,

Chester E. Finn,

Diversity: The Invention of a Concept by Peter Wood Encounter. 351 pp. $24.95 Barring unforeseen developments, the Supreme Court will soon hand down its decisions in Grutter v....

Two Personal anecdotes from the immediate aftermath of September 11: Lunching with an old acquaintance who now occupies a position of leadership in higher education, I...

The year 1929, the year of the great stock-market collapse, also witnessed the first loud warnings of an incipient crash in higher education—caused by, of...

Whether or not education lives up to its early billing as the premier issue in this year’s presidential election may not be known until after...

The War Against Boys: How Misguided Feminism is Harming our Young Men by Christina Hoff Sommers Simon & Schuster. 251 pp. $25.00 Who is at greater risk of...

The Paradox of American Democracy: Elites, Special Interests, and the Betrayal of the Public Trust by John B. Judis Pantheon. 320 pp. $26.00 Have special interests conquered American...

The Big Test: The Secret History of the American Meritocracy by Nicholas Lemann Farrar, Straus & Giroux. 368 pp. $27.00 College-admissions testing remains a very big deal in...

No issue has more preoccupied our political and cultural debates than the condition of the American family. From welfare and gun control to taxes and...

Gray Dawn: How the Coming Age Wave will Transform America—And the World by Peter G. Peterson Times Books-Random House. 288 pp. $23.00 There are some subjects from which...

Lift Every Voice: Turning a Civil Rights Setback into a New Vision of Social Justice by Lani Guinier Simon & Schuster. 324 pp. $25.00 Rarely does the world...

Dear Mr. Gates, Many people, myself among them, are interested in what you will do with the $40 billion or so you have accumulated. You have...

United Mind Workers by Charles Taylor Kerchner, Julia E. Koppich, and Joseph G. Weeres Jossey-Bass. 320 pp. $29.95 The Teacher Unions by Myron Lieberman Free Press. 320 pp. $25.00 America’s two...