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Tenured radicals : how politics has corrupted our higher education

Author: Roger Kimball
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Ivan R. Dee, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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"Since Tenured Radicals first appeared in 1990, it has achieved a stature as the leading critique of the ways in which the humanities are now taught and studied in American universities. Trenchant and witty, it lays bare the sham of what now passes for serious academic pursuit in too many circles. In this new edition, completely reset, Roger Kimball has brought the text up to date and has added a new  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Kimball
ISBN: 9781566637961 1566637961
OCLC Number: 221149052
Notes: Includes index.
Description: lxii, 322 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The assault on the canon --
Speaking against the humanities --
The October syndrome --
The case of Paul de Man --
Deconstruction comes to architecture --
The new sophistry --
The real crisis in the humanities.
Responsibility: Roger Kimball.
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"Since Tenured Radicals first appeared in 1990, it has achieved a stature as the leading critique of the ways in which the humanities are now taught and studied in American universities. Trenchant and witty, it lays bare the sham of what now passes for serious academic pursuit in too many circles. In this new edition, completely reset, Roger Kimball has brought the text up to date and has added a new Introduction."--Jacket.

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A stinging account...provokes constant reflection and occasional laughter. -- Roger Shattuck, author of <I>The Banquet Years Read more...

 
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