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Saturday, December 21, 2002 :::
LAW SCHOOLS play an inestimable role in American intellectual and political life, as they educate so many of the best students (many of whom never practice law, but instead go off to politics, finance, journalism, teaching, and private and public sector management). But what do they learn there? What kind of people do they become? Is it a good thing that so many of the best American college students choose to go to law school? All seniors who have anxiously sent off their law school applications this Fall (and their parents) should read this essay by a law professor at Arizona State.

::: posted by our man in Oxford at 12:39 PM

WE ARE HONORED. Giants & Dwarfs gets a mention in MSNBC's "Best of the Blogs" -- which comes with a gentle warning that academic "blogs have a way of drying up, as the year’s workload gets heavy." Don't worry, as soon as end-of-year commitments dissipate, this blog will start posting at the usual rate again.

::: posted by our man in Oxford at 12:20 PM

Friday, December 20, 2002 :::
BLOGGING WILL be light in the week, as your correspondents catch up on their reading. Here are some reading suggestions from the Weekly Standard.

::: posted by our man in Oxford at 2:50 PM

If anything, GIANTS AND DWARFS, is a Socratic blog. In the spirit of the season we therefore offer all of our readers the following "Socrates Argument Clinic."

::: posted by our man in Oxford at 1:11 PM

Thursday, December 19, 2002 :::
AN EXCELLENT array of reading suggestions for the Holidays can be found at the Claremont Institute.

::: posted by our man in Oxford at 7:50 AM

Monday, December 16, 2002 :::
PROF. ERIN O'CONNER (whose blog is an absolute must-read), has a great post on what passes for education at Georgia State.

::: posted by our man in Oxford at 2:53 PM

PROF. RUTH WISSE (Harvard) seeks to answer the painful question of how American colleges got so anti-Semitic in recent years. Perhaps more accurately the question ought to be why college authorities allow anti-Semitism to be expressed so shamelessly.

::: posted by our man in Oxford at 5:47 AM

A MORE EXTENSIVE -and more positive- look at Dinesh D'Souza's latest book, Letters to a Young Conservative can be perused here. May the debate begin!

::: posted by our man in Oxford at 4:58 AM

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