What's Liberal About the Liberal Arts?: Classroom Politics and ''Bias'' in Higher Education

What's Liberal About the Liberal Arts?: Classroom Politics and ''Bias'' in Higher Education

by Michael Berube
     
 

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"A sensitive, sensible, and compelling account of American education at its best."—Philadelphia Inquirer
Described as one of the "101 Most Dangerous Academics in America" by right-wing critic David Horowitz, Michael Bérubé has become a leading liberal voice in the ongoing culture wars. This "smooth and swift read" (New Criterion) offers a

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"A sensitive, sensible, and compelling account of American education at its best."—Philadelphia Inquirer
Described as one of the "101 Most Dangerous Academics in America" by right-wing critic David Horowitz, Michael Bérubé has become a leading liberal voice in the ongoing culture wars. This "smooth and swift read" (New Criterion) offers a definitive rebuttal of conservative activists' most incendiary claims about American universities, and in the process makes a supple case for liberalism itself. An important polemic as well as "a clear-eyed, occasionally quite humorous account of the joys and frustrations of running a college classroom" (New York Observer), this book is required reading for anyone concerned about the political climate on and off campus.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393330700
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
09/04/2007
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
362
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.81(d)

Meet the Author

Michael Bérubé is a professor of literature at Pennsylvania State University. He is the author of Life As We Know It: A Father, a Family, and an Exceptional Child. He lives in State College, Pennsylvania.

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