Tenured Radicals: How Politics Has Corrupted Our Higher Education

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Harper & Row, 1990 - Education - 204 pages
Since Tenured Radicals first appeared in 1990, it has achieved the status of a minor classic. Trenchant and witty, it lays bare the sham of what now passes for serious teaching and research in the humanities at American universities Mr. Kimball names his enemies precisely....This book will breed fistfights.--Roger Rosenblatt, New York Times Book Review. All persons serious about education should see it.--Allan Bloom, author of The Closing of the American Mind

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Allan Bloom's "The Closing of the American Mind" is perhaps the first, best, and most enduring work to emerge from the "traditionalist" side of the "campus wars" of the 1980s. "Tenured Radicals" is ... Read full review

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Kimball, managing editor of The New Criterion, has written a controversial expose of the politicization of college/university humanities programs. He has named individuals, symposia, schools, groups ... Read full review

Contents

Speaking Against the Humanities
34
The October Syndrome
76
The Case of Paul de Man
96
Copyright

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Kimball is managing editor of The New Criterion and a frequent contributor to the Wall Street Journal, he has taught at Yale and Connecticut College

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