Mark Edmundson

Mark Edmundson teaches at the University of Virginia. His latest book, Self and Soul: A Defense of Ideals, forthcoming from Harvard University Press.
August 22, 2011
A message in a bottle: "Welcome and congratulations: Getting to the first day of college is a major achievement. You’re to be commended, and not just you, but the parents, grandparents, uncles, and aunts who helped get you here. It’s been said that raising a child effectively takes a village: Well, as you may have noticed, our American village is not in very good shape."