In his second conversation, Summers discusses political correctness on campus. Click “Show more” to view all chapters.
Chapter 1 (00:15 – 26:46): Political Correctness on Campus
Chapter 2 (26:46 – 36:35): Universities and the Pursuit of Knowledge
Chapter 3 (36:35 – 58:28): Israel Boycotts and ROTC
Chapter 4 (58:28 – 1:14:46): The Future of Higher Education
In his second conversation with Bill Kristol, Harvard President Emeritus and former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers reflects on the current climate of political correctness on campuses and its effects on freedom of thought and the pursuit of knowledge. Summers also discusses significant controversies from his tenure as president of Harvard, including his opposition to boycotts of Israel, his battle against grade inflation, and his interest in bringing ROTC back to campus. Finally, Kristol and Summers consider how technological developments might shape the future of higher education.