Reckoning; or, the Distressing Transformation of Harvard (and American Academia)

What I witnessed in my two decades of teaching at Harvard.

A demonstration in 2005 against then-president of Harvard Lawrence Summers. Jodi Hilton/Getty Images.

A demonstration in 2005 against then-president of Harvard Lawrence Summers. Jodi Hilton/Getty Images.

Ruth R. Wisse
observation
Aug. 20 2019
About Ruth

Ruth R. Wisse is a Mosaic columnist, professor emerita of Yiddish and comparative literatures at Harvard and a distinguished senior fellow at the Tikvah Fund. Her memoir Free as a Jew: a Personal Memoir of National Self-Liberation, chapters of which appeared in Mosaic in somewhat different form, is out from Wicked Son Press.

We present here the fourteenth and final chapter from the memoirs-in-progress of the renowned scholar and author Ruth R. Wisse. Earlier chapters can be found here.

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