SOURCE: Foreign Policy
The Critique of "Grand Strategy" at Yale is Decades Overdue
by Jim Sleeper
In a changing world, Yale's decision to follow the lead of influential donors to steer its Grand Strategy program toward the established orthodoxy of the national security state doesn't just fail the principles of liberal education, it fails the long-term ability of the United States to steer a course in world affairs.
SOURCE: Washington Post
A Pyrrhic Victory for Plutocrats at Yale?
by Daniel Drezner
"Everyone in the academy is now fully aware of just how far Yale’s administration is willing to warp academic freedom in the pursuit of donor management. To say this is not a good look for an institution that relies on prestige and recognition would be an understatement."
SOURCE: New York Times
Beverly Gage Resigns from Yale's Grand Strategy Program, Citing Political Pressure from Large Donors
After a colleague wrote an op ed critical of Donald Trump in 2020, two Republican donors insisted on appointing an advisory board to the Grand Strategy program which included, against Professor Gage's wishes, Henry Kissinger.
Beverly Gage: Somewhere, J. Edgar Hoover Is Smiling
Beverly Gage, a Yale history professor, is the author of The Day Wall Street Exploded....There can be no question that COINTELPRO was more intrusive—if also more targeted—than today’s apparent efforts at mass technological surveillance by the National Security Agency. But there is at least one important distinction that makes today’s scandal far more disturbing. When the FBI launched COINTELPRO, it was acting alone, outside of the boundaries of established law. Today, what the NSA is doing appears to be legal—and nearly every branch of the government is complicit. Unlike Hoover’s activities, the NSA’s programs come to us with the seal of congressional and judicial approval. It didn’t take J. Edgar Hoover to engineer this scandal. We did it to ourselves....
Beverly Gage: Unanswered Questions About Watergate
Beverly Gage, a Yale history professor, is the author of The Day Wall Street Exploded.The title of Robert Redford’s new documentary, which aired on the Discovery Channel last night, is All the President’s Men Revisited. At times, it seems more like All the President’s Men Repeated. Though created to coincide with the 40th anniversary of Watergate, the first half of the film contains little that could not be found in Alan J. Pakula’s 1976 political thriller starring Redford and Dustin Hoffman. You know the story: A pair of scrappy young reporters named Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein stick to their guns when nobody else will, and their reporting helps to bring down a president.
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