1. There is a crisis in Western universities: Read Ross Douthat’s article in the New York Times last Saturday on how academia have brought it on themselves
2. In the Boston Globe on Monday, Niall Ferguson drew a compelling parallel between contemporary Europe and the 5th century Fall of Rome
3. And in the Weekend Australian last Saturday ($), former Hawke/Keating government minister Peter Baldwin slammed academia’s obsession with race and political correctness.