Robert Zaretsky

Robert Zaretsky is a professor at the Honors College at the University of Houston. His most recent book is A Life Worth Living: Albert Camus and the Quest for Meaning. He is currently teaching a course marking the centenary of World War I, and recently reviewed new books about the war for the Los Angeles Review of Books.‬
  • A panhandler in Houston

    Facing Poverty on the Off-Ramp

    Rarely is I-45 a stage for moral quandaries—at least until you exit, stop at the first intersection, and confront an ethical impasse at the underpass. There, at the red light, you face a panhandler. Full Story

  • Save Texas Schools rally at the Texas Capitol, Saturday, February 25.

    The War at School

    When I confide my anxiety that I have fewer than 10 students in one of the two classes I teach twice a week, Ryan shares his relief that he has fewer than 30 in one of the six classes he teaches every day. After I express my impatience with students who do not read deeply, Ryan tells me about students who cannot read at all. Full Story

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    Robert Zaretsky: Putting Houston’s Anti-Discrimination Ordinance in Perspective

    After the passage of a new anti-discrimination ordinance, Robert Zaretsky finds signs of anxiety and tolerance in Houston's freeway landscape. Full Story