Archive - November 26, 2016

“What Liberal Academics Don’t Get” by Roland Merullo (Micronesia)

“What Liberal Academics Don’t Get” by Roland Merullo (Micronesia)

The current issue of The ChronicleReview, November 25, 2016, is devoted to the reaction on college campuses to the Trump win. One article by Roland Merullo (Micronesia 1979-80) I found particularly insightful and on target to “why Trump won.” Roland, as you may know, is the author of his Peace Corp novel, Leaving Losapas, published in 1992. He is also written twenty books of fiction, and non-fiction, and is a former faculty member at Bennington and Amherst Colleges, and now teaches in the low-residency M.F.A. program at Lesley University. He is also a great golfer, which as we know, covers all necessary qualifications. Just ask Trump. — jc • What Liberal Academics Don’t Get By Roland Merullo  NOVEMBER 20, 2016 All the election postmortems make me think of the disgraced former presidential candidate John Edwards, who famously talked about “the two Americas.” There are different ways to delineate these two Americas: according to race, . . .

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