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Marilynne Robinson

The Modern University’s Place in Modern Intellectual History

Boston Review’s current issue features a roundtable discussion about African American protests on college campuses. Kicked off by Robin Kelley and featuring responses from Randall Kennedy, Michael Eric Dyson, Barbara Ransby, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, and others, the forum is a welcome discussion of what sparked the campus protests. Further, the substantial critique Kelley offers of the protests and their goals brings a nuance reflecting both Kelley’s desire for the radical transformation of society, and the very place of the university in that society. Read more