Jonathan Galassi on the Futurists
When no values are worth fighting for, all that matters is the fight itself, and victory, no matter what the cause. It’s both a understandable and eminently dangerous sentiment that has led to much suffering in the 20th century.
Race, Democracy, and the Constitution
Granting preferential admissions to universities on the basis of race is impermissible if not unconstitutional. That is the correct decision the Supreme Court made this week. That does not mean, of course, that we shouldn’t try to address both racial and class discrimination in higher education.