History In The News Lecture #4: What Was the University, And Why Did It Become Illiberal and Unsustainable?


The University Implosion: Astronomical costs, partisan politics and the inability to graduate literate students all characterize the modern university dilemma, a problem that will require a redefinition of higher education itself and the end of college as we know it today.

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Journalists like to think that they’re writing the first rough draft of history, but in fact, their stories often just recycle forgotten plotlines from long-ago conflicts. In History in the News, noted historian Victor Davis Hanson shows how today’s headlines tend to reflect yesterday’s news, whether they concern Germany’s resurgence or America’s cultural influence or the challenge of fighting an enemy who does not play by the rules. Confucius had it right: To learn about the future, study the past.

This is Lecture #4 in an eight-part series from PJ Media’s Victor Davis Hanson Lecture Series Collection.

History In The News was written by author and historian Victor Davis Hanson. The video was produced by PJ Media, LLC (www.pjmedia.com) and is offered on Amazon.com.