Culture Wars and the University
In the 1990s, conservative social critics took aim at a variety of academic subjects and research approaches on American college campuses.
One such skirmish in what the media called “the culture wars” began in 1995, following a decision by the English department at Georgetown University that English majors would no longer be required to take courses on two of the following authors: Chaucer, Milton, and Shakespeare.
Documentary producer Richard Paul interviewed some of those involved on both sides. To hear more, select from the list at left.