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Leftist Academia Shows Its True Colors

Friday, May 2nd, 2008 - by Stefan Beck

April was another stellar month for the Ivy League, with a Yale senior's art project about abortion topped only by a Dartmouth professor planning to sue her students.

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Goeglein, The Plagiarist Too Easily Forgiven

Saturday, March 22nd, 2008 - by Stefan Beck

Plagiarism, like imitation, is a sincere form of flattery. Just ask all the people White House official Timothy S. Goeglein stole his words from... UPDATE: PJM’s Roger Kimball offers some (unoriginal) thoughts on plagiarism here.

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Ain’t Misbehavin’: Tom Perrotta’s ‘The Abstinence Teacher’

Saturday, February 16th, 2008 - by Stefan Beck

The Abstinence Teacher may not be Tom Perrotta's best novel, argues Stefan Beck, but as a satire of adolescence and Sex Ed, "it recognizes that any rigid program for explaining or improving human behavior is bound to fail, especially if it's rooted in good intentions."

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The Trouble with Conspiracy Theories…

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008 - by Stefan Beck

Stefan Beck examines the odd allure of the conspiracy theory, from anti-Semitic "cabalists" to 9/11 Truthers, who "may not believe every horror story, but... [believe] that every one is plausible enough to flog without shame."

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