Bruce Cole


What’s Wrong with the Humanities?

The humanities are declining because too many humanities scholars are alienating students and the public with their opacity, triviality, and irrelevance.

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Breaking the Bonds of the Past

Hiram Powers’s ‘The Greek Slave’ helped shape American arts, politics and taste.

‘Ornament & Illusion: Carlo Crivelli of Venice’ Review

It’s time art history acknowledged Carlo Crivelli’s greatness.

VIDEO: Why We Need the Humanities

EPPC Senior Fellow Bruce Cole participated as a respondent to a lecture sponsored by Princeton University’s James Madison Program, titled “Why We Need The Humanities.”

Letters to a Young Connoisseur

Kenneth Clark thanked Bernard Berenson for “emancipating” him from the intellectual fashions of the age.

CBS News: The Fight to Build a President Eisenhower Memorial

EPPC Senior Fellow Bruce Cole appeared on CBS This Morning to discuss the controversial design for a planned memorial to President Eisenhower in Washington, D.C.

Beach Bums

On “BEACH” at the National Building Museum, the Eisenhower Memorial, and the end of James Billington’s tenure as Librarian of Congress.

New York Survival Story

A new book tells the story of a “near-death experience” that threatened the future not only of the New York Public Library but of its vast collection of books, rare manuscripts, artifacts, and ephemera.

Too Cool in the Capital

The National Portrait Gallery does best when it focuses on high-caliber artists, rather then pandering to its visitors with exhibitions that attempt to be “cool.” Elsewhere in the capital, the Eisenhower Memorial Commission continues to lurch along.

EPPC Briefly: Yuval Levin on the Roots of a Reforming Conservatism

Mary Rice Hasson on complementarity in the church; George Weigel on Cardinal Francis George’s legacy; Bruce Cole on civics education; Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry on a surprising revolution in France; and much more.