Zena Hitz

Zena Hitz is a Tutor at St. John's College and founder and president of the Catherine Project (www.catherineproject.org). Trained as a scholar in classical philosophy, her 2020 book, Lost In Thought, has been widely discussed, including in the Wall St. Journal, Chicago Tribune, Commonwealth, and the Chronicle of Higher Education. Her essays in defense of learning for its own sake have appeared in New Statesman, Modern Age, The Chronicle Review, The Tablet (UK), and The Washington Post. Follow Zena on Twitter or learn more at https://zenahitz.net.

Learning For Its Own Sake, For Everyone

Everyone knows that something is wrong with education in the United States, but no one agrees about what it is. Explanations of our difficulties—driven...