Why Are We Here? Or, Can One Still Get an Education at a University?

Anthony Kronman’s essay in the Boston Globe, “Why Are We Here?” (subtitled: “Colleges ignore life’s biggest questions, and we all pay the price”) is generating quite a bit of attention. See my contribution to the discussion in a symposium pulled together by the good folks at Comment magazine.

Update [01/10/2007]: Gideon Strauss, the indefatigable editor of Comment, has solicited a response from Kronman.