Paul Avrich, one of the leading historians of Russian and American anarchism, has died. (This actually happened last month, but I only just learned the news from the Liberty & Power blog.) Anyone interested in anarchy should look for Avrich's books; he was a clear writer and a careful scholar with a thorough knowledge of his field. I'm particularly fond of his oral history of the American movement, which is filled with odd, resonant, or otherwise intriguing details. Peter Kropotkin's daughter, for example, manages to jump directly from "Did you know that an anarchist named Rubinchik organized the Kronstadt rebellion? I hid him out after it was over" to "The Goldwater defeat made me sick. I haven't yet gotten over it." Makes sense to me.
Biden's Latest Round of Student Loan Debt Forgiveness Is an Indictment of Federal Higher Education Subsidies
Thirty-five years after Bill Bennett sounded the alarm about student loan defaults, we still haven't learned a damn thing.
But the appeals court wasn't having it.
In 2018, the Republican said family separations were "tragic and heart-rending."
Rules range from absurd to appalling without respect for civil liberties or basic logic.
A new survey of students' free speech attitudes has both encouraging and worrying findings.