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HxA Publishes New Book: All Minus One

Heterodox Academy (HxA), a collaborative association comprised of more than 1,800 professors and graduate student affiliates, has released All Minus One, an illustrated version of Chapter 2 of On Liberty, the seminal 19th-century work by philosopher John Stuart Mill, which stressed the value of personal choice, liberty, free speech, and viewpoint diversity.

New Books by HxA Members

  • Jeremy Willinger
  • December 4, 2017

Heterodox Academy members published an array of new books related to viewpoint diversity, free speech, and campus trends in 2017 (and others coming in 2018). Below is a selection of these recently released titles that we urge you to explore.

Book Review: Unwanted Advances: Sexual Paranoia Comes to Campus

  • James Anderson
  • July 21, 2017

Laura Kipnis does not care if you don’t appreciate her oppositional position – or her sense of humor. “Kiss my ass,” she states in the penultimate paragraph of the 34-page introduction to her new book, “Unwanted Advances: Sexual Paranoia Comes to Campus.”

Her new book grabs readers’ attention in ways that cause both pleasure and discomfort. Perhaps not surprising, then, she is facing a gag order of sorts and a lawsuit filed by a graduate student at Northwestern University whom she writes about in the book.

The Birth of the Research University

  • Chris Martin
  • December 6, 2016

Why was the modern research university created? In his latest book Organizing Enlightenment: Information Overload and the Invention of the Modern Research University, Chad Wellmon, Associate Professor of German Studies and History at the University of Virginia, tackles this question, arguing that the research university was a technology created to assuage anxieties about a surfeit..

Parenting Styles: Helicopters, Paramedics, and Bystanders

It’s hard to feel sympathy for helicopter parents. Since their emergence, the media have criticized them, popular novels have caricatured them, and trade publications have offered advice on how to cope with them. They are blamed for creating a culture of coddling, a culture that has also produced speech codes and bias response teams. Amidst this..