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Nicholas Tampio

Nicholas Tampio is Associate Professor of Political Science at Fordham University. Tampio researches the legacy of the Enlightenment in contemporary politics and philosophy. His first book, Kantian Courage, considers how Anglo-American, Continental, and Islamic political theorists renovate Kant’s critical philosophy. Tampio’s second book, Deleuze’s Political Vision, explains why Gilles Deleuze’s masterpiece, A Thousand Plateaus, ought to enter the political theory canon. Tampio has published peer-reviewed articles in leading journals such as Political Theory, Politics & Religion, and Theory & Event as well as op-eds in the Huffington Post, Al Jazeera America, and CNN.

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College Ratings and the Idea of the Liberal Arts

Many political and economic elites view liberal arts degrees as frivolous and want college to focus strictly on preparing graduates to make money.