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This volume deserves the attention of all those who care about the fate of liberal education in our time. The thoughtful scholars included in this work show that the once clear and purposive western universities, which were dedicated to the search for truth and elevation of the human mind and soul, are now dedicated to nothing at all, unless it be to a kind of intellectual promiscuity. Nonetheless, this volume contains within it the seeds of hope for recapturing the purpose of the liberal arts in modern democratic societies, and therewithal, a recommitment to the highest human aspirations.--Colleen Sheehan, Villanova University

These thoughtful and penetrating essays on American higher education offer not just a stark dissection of its follies and failures, but also the wisdom necessary for renewal.--Bruce S. Thornton, National Fellow, Hoover Institution

Essential reading for anyone concerned about the future on higher education in America. Don't miss it.--Roger Kimball, author of Tenured Radicals: How Politics Has Corrupted Our Higher Education

About the Author

Bradley C. S. Watson is professor of political science at Saint Vincent College in Pennsylvania, and the Philip M. McKenna Chair in American and Western Political Thought.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 612 KB
  • Print Length: 175 pages
  • Publisher: Lexington Books (28 Dec. 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0056H7SC0
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