For centuries, Western civilization has relied on “colleges and universities” to create very important modes of social capital. Now, in the U.S., such institutions for forming elite social capital are under stress and are less and less trusted by the middle and lower social “orders” as able to provide “good value for money.”
Recently, I shared with you some comments by Professor John Adams.
Another colleague, Professor Robert Kennedy of the University of St. Thomas, sent me his reflections on what is happening to our institutions of higher education. You can read Bob’s insights here.