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September/October 2023 Print Edition

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Google’s Participation Trophies 

Big Tech promised that online career certificates would replace the college degree. They have so far proved to be, at best, a supplement.

Indian Country

A new history shows how the interactions between European colonists and Native peoples helped shape the foundations of American government.


How the Military Can Save Affirmative Action

Service academies like West Point have figured out how to diversify admissions without sacrificing high standards—or running afoul of the Supreme Court. Civilian colleges should do the same.


How Social Justice Activists Lost the Plot

The leftist writer Fredrik DeBoer’s new book is an entreaty to white, college-educated progressives: Stop obsessing over identity and language and start fighting for working people.