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.‬

By Robert Zaretsky:


Facing Poverty on the Off-Ramp

by Robert Zaretsky | Mon, Dec 22, 2014 at 8:15 CST
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. Read More