The Lost Soul of Higher Education

Corporatization, the Assault on Academic Freedom, and the End of the American University
Product Number: EB00667978
Released: Apr 21, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781595586032
Publisher: The New Press
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Description

Schrecker, the leading historian of the McCarthy-era witch hunts, examines both the key fronts in the present battles over higher ed, and their historical parallels in previous eras - offering a deeply-researched chronicle of the challenges to academic freedom, set against the rapidly changing structure of the academy itself. The Lost Soul of Higher Education tells the interwoven stories of successive, well-funded ideological assaults on academic freedom by outside pressure groups aimed at undermining the legitimacy of scholarly study, viewed alongside decades of eroding higher education budgets -- a trend that has sharply accelerated during the recent economic downturn.

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Original Publish Date: Aug 24, 2010

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