Richard Wolin


Richard Wolin is Distinguished Professor of History and Comparative Literature at the CUNY Graduate Center. His books include The Wind from the East: French Intellectuals, the Cultural Revolution, and the Legacy of the 1960s, which has recently appeared with Princeton University Press. His articles have appeared in Dissent, The Nation, and The New Republic.

Reflections on the Crisis in the Humanities

from Humanism Amidst Our Machines, Volume 13, Number 2

The civic and practical goals of humanistic learning are necessarily related to the project of human autonomy, for there can be no autonomy apart from the provisos and attributes of self-knowledge.

The Twilight of the Intellectuals

from Intellectuals and Public Responsibility, Volume 9, Number 1

For a brief moment, moral relativism took a backseat to living in truth. Now things look very different.