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A dazzling intellectual treatise on the promise of American culture, education, and democracy by dynamic Renaissance man Leon Botstein, called "an intellectual Bo Jackson" by "The New York Times". Claiming America is stronger than ever, Botstein takes on the cultural pessimists he believes are harming our youth and damaging our democracy.
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published September 15th 1997 by Doubleday
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Terry
While I read this over a decade ago, bits of it stick with me. Botstein argues, persuasively, for truncating high school and encouraging interested kids to pursue their intellectual/artistic passions by sixteen or so. Of course, this hasn't really caught on, so perhaps he's not as persuasive as I remember.
Jamey
Says American High Schools should be abolished. Yes!
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