Professor Anthony Esolen, author of many books and acclaimed translator of Dante’s Divine Comedy, unexpectedly ran afoul of the campus thought police in recent weeks. He suggested in print that the kind of superficial, bean-counting “diversity” with which academia is so obsessed threatens to undermine the universality and catholicity of a Catholic college like Providence.
I don’t recall many episodes I enjoyed more than this one.
About the Guest
Anthony Esolen teaches Renaissance English literature and the development of Western civilization at Providence College. He graduated summa cum laude from Princeton, and holds his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina.
Selected Books by the Guest
Life Under Compulsion: Ten Ways to Destroy the Humanity of Your Child
The Politically Incorrect Guide to Western Civilization
For Professor Esolen’s translation of Dante’s Divine Comedy, here are the three books:
Here’s what got Professor Esolen into trouble.
“My College Succumbed to the Totalitarian Diversity Cult”
“The Narcissism of Campus Diversity Activists”
Anthony Esolen selected as 2017 commencement speaker
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