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The Lost Soul of Higher Education: Corporatization, the Assault on Academic Freedom, and the End of the American University
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 i ...more
ebook, 305 pages
Published May 14th 2014 by Not Avail
(first published August 24th 2010)
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Ellen Schrecker is a historian and what she writes is a history of academic freedom issues at universities through the twentieth century. The surprising thing to me is that by and large, there are very few instances, and most in the McCarthy era of breaches of academic freedom. Even here it seems that Schrecker is working with a far more expansive idea of academic freedom that simply the freedom of a professor to address curriculum objectives in the matter he or she deems best and to choose free ...more