The Trigger Warning

For reasons that aren’t exactly clear to me, the so-called “trigger warning” has recently become very controversial in some circles of academia, as noted in various blogs and in articles in Inside Higher Ed and The Chronicle of Higher Education. I had… Read More ›

The Power of “Isms”

The suffix “ism” in the English language is a powerful one. Racism Sexism Imperialism Industrialism Liberalism Conservatism Communism Marxism Nazism Historians regularly look at the “isms” but don’t necessarily always consider their full power and potential as both ideologies and… Read More ›