LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Native sons and Founding Fathers/Electoral chicanery at Fordham/Identity crisis at The New School, and more
Chit-chat and chimpanzees/Slim Fast scholarship/The early-modern arriviste/Yeats's revolutions
Policing the Gene Machine
The Human Genome Project is the largest and most important scientific undertaking around, the Manhattan Project of our time. But unlike previous scientific enterprises, it also has a watchdog on the premises¬a committee of social scientists combating the myths of genetic reductionism and the dangers of DNA-based gimmickry. Is anyone listening to their pleas?
BY ARTHUR ALLEN
Political scientist Adolph Reed believes that the country's most celebrated black intellectuals have cozied up to the mainstream, while betraying their own radical political ambitions in the process. And he's not shy about saying so.
BY SCOTT SHERMAN
When San Francisco State needed a director for its new Jewish studies program, it turned to Howard Eilberg-Schwartz, an acclaimed scholar in the field. But Eilberg-Schwartz's idiosyncratic views proved to be an awkward fit with a politically divided campus.
BY JONATHAN MAHLER
The Academy Writes Back
Ten years after the publication of The Closing of the American Mind, the book that launched a thousand polemics still awaits its definitive rebuttal. So, who's afraid of Allan Bloom?
BY JAMES MILLER
FACULTY: Faculty: Who got hired where: junior hirings by discipline and graduate training, Economics through Physics/Astronomy.