The Enlightenment

  • The Enlightenment is at Stake, Too

    Earlier this week, a friend of mine sent me an article from Inc. magazine predicting that in 2020 liberal arts degrees would be popular among hiring managers.  The basic argument is that technology-heavy industries will need fewer and fewer coders as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning take those jobs first.  The expectation is that AI may be able to write computer programs, but it will have a hard time … Read More

  • American Democracy and the Authoritarian Tradition of the West

    Dr. Mario DiNunzio explores the legacy of the enlightenment and the European reaction to the American Revolution.  The west’s fascination with authoritarianism didn’t stop with the American Revolution—or even with the French.  DiNunzio puts that history into context with implications for the rise of new authoritarian movements today. Mario DiNunzio is Emeritus Professor of History at Providence College, where he has taught for many years and he continues to teach … Read More