The Enduring Value of Liberal Education, and Its Special Meaning for Jews

Nov. 18 2016

In a thought-provoking conversation, Peter Berkowitz explains what liberal education is, why it is necessary for a free society, and how and why universities have come to abandon it. He also argues that the exposure to a broad range of ideas need not generate religious skepticism, and that the possible dangers to faith entailed in such an education are worth risking for its benefits—especially for Jews. (Interview by Jonathan Silver. Audio, 47 minutes.)

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More about: Education, History & Ideas, Judaism, Liberal arts, liberal democracy, University

 

Now’s the Time to Increase Economic Pressure on Iran

Jan. 27 2020

According to Richard Goldberg, the oft-heard claim that the U.S. faces a binary choice—between capitulation to the demands of the Islamic Republic regarding its nuclear program and war—is false. Washington emerged from the recent round of fighting in Iraq with a strengthened position, and Goldberg urges the Trump administration to tighten sanctions even further:

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More about: Iran nuclear program, Iran sanctions, U.S. Foreign policy