Monthly Archives: October 2013

Marshall Berman: A Remembrance

Marshall Berman was a man who was, in every way, hard to miss.  At first glance, his unruly mane, fantastic t-shirts, and kaleidoscopic sweaters, made it immediately apparent that he was an intellectual who trafficked well outside the norms of academia. His work took us on a ride as wild as his aesthetic. Traversing disciplinary […]

The trouble with objectivity

Objectivity is a principle whose legitimacy stems from its seeming neutrality. It’s not hard to see why it forms the cornerstone of responsible journalistic praxis; it is the principle that separates the reporter from the pundit.  It is the principle that identifies what the openly ideological conservative media dubs “the liberal media.” This is, by […]