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2000 Stories by Norah Vincent

Archives: 2001 | 2000 | 1999
  • Welcome to the Club

    published December 26, 2000

    Last summer, the Boy Scouts won a landmark legal battle that entitled them to continue their policy of excluding gays from their ranks. The U.S.... More >>

  • UAW Inc.

    published December 5, 2000

    After a long battle, the United Auto Workers finally won the right to unionize graduate assistants at NYU. Last month, the National Labor... More >>

  • A Class Act

    published November 21, 2000

    The consensus about Lingua Franca is that while comparatively few people read it, the ones who... More >>

  • Better Off Wed

    published November 7, 2000

    Does Harvard University Press, perhaps the most respected academic publishing house in the country, discriminate against conservative... More >>

  • The Accused

    published October 24, 2000

    There are, essentially, two kinds of tyranny. The tyranny of the strong, and the tyranny of the weak. Fascism, which appeals to the bully in all... More >>

  • King Lear

    published October 10, 2000

    Clarity and classic pedagogy should come as no surprise from the University of Chicago's Committee on Social Thought. Even so, Jonathan... More >>

  • NYU's Labor Pains

    published October 3, 2000

    Last April, the Regional Directorate of the National Labor Relations Board ruled that graduate assistants at NYU were entitled to decide by... More >>

  • The Jerusalem Problem

    published September 12, 2000

    Last year, the ultraconservative Jewish magazine Commentary published an attack on Edward Said, the Palestinian advocate and professor of... More >>

  • Left Out

    published August 29, 2000

    Gore Vidal once said that the American political system has two right wings. Today's American left, or progressive element, could well adopt this... More >>

  • Speech Lessons

    published August 15, 2000

    Free speech is the typical capricious American's cause: We're all for it until someone offends us. Conservatives tout it hotly, until an... More >>

  • Core Values

    published August 1, 2000

    Watching Herman Badillo and Bernard Sohmer debate the merits and minuses of instituting an intensified core curriculum at CUNY was a little like... More >>

  • Dogma Days

    published July 18, 2000

    The term Catholic university is an oxymoron, no matter how you mouth it. But then, for the most part, so is academic freedom. At least in... More >>

  • A Talking Head Ph.D.

    published July 4, 2000

    A public intellectual is someone who can talk about anything for five minutes and nothing for six—or so the joke went in publishing circles a... More >>

  • Partisan Review

    published June 20, 2000

    From June 2 through 4, the University Faculty for Life (UFL) held its tiny, 10th annual convention at Georgetown University. Just 89 of its 600... More >>

  • Class War

    published June 6, 2000

    In the right corner, wearing the Cheshire grin, there's American Enterprise Institute fellow Christina Hoff Sommers. In the left corner, wearing... More >>

  • A Strange Legacy

    published May 23, 2000

    Admissions offices at almost all selective private colleges and universities in the U.S. give special consideration to the children of alumni. On... More >>

  • Bloom-in’ Hypocrisy!

    published May 9, 2000

    Heidegger was a Nazi. Ezra Pound was an anti-Semite. Admired thinkers and artists are some- times ugly people. Usually we can separate the merit... More >>

  • Spread ‘Em

    published April 25, 2000

    American institutions of higher learning have bent over backward to coddle—no, valorize—feminists, blacks, gays, and the disabled. But... More >>

  • Making Racism History

    published April 11, 2000

    On a dormant Saturday morning in downtown St. Louis, you're much more likely to encounter a klatch of bejerseyed hockey hooligans than you are to... More >>

  • The New Math on Race

    published March 28, 2000

    In 1995, Ward Connerly and his fellow regents at the University of California voted to end preferences in admissions. Before that vote, being... More >>

  • Gettin’ Randy

    published March 14, 2000

    Is Ayn Rand dangerous? The question arose recently when Lissa Roche, a onetime Rand votary, shot herself after disclosing that she'd been having a... More >>

  • The French Fried

    published February 29, 2000

    My girlfriend had a brainstorm recently: I could raise tons of moola for a lost cause—like, say, SLAGS (Sclerotic Lesbians and Gays for... More >>

  • Wedded to Orthodoxy

    published February 15, 2000

    Can you say "LGBTST" 10 times quickly? If not, you'd better learn, or you'll be lost at the indoctrination sessions that CUNY's Center for Lesbian... More >>

  • Hop on Pop

    published February 1, 2000

    There's a T-shirt I've seen that reads: "Theater is life. Film is art. Television is furniture." It came to mind last week when The New... More >>

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