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Out of Ivy: How a Liberal Ivy Created a Committed Conservative Paperback – April 11, 2006

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: BookSurge Publishing (April 11, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1419632612
  • ISBN-13: 978-1419632617
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,258,641 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Paperback
I came across Out Of Ivy at the Brown U bookstore. Bought it. Read it. It IS worth reading. I have worked in so-called higher ed for decades. I now prefer to call it Hired Ed. The lack of true open discussion on US campuses is truly shocking. There is a great insight that Rowley makes--the extreme PC points of view contribute to racism, not the opposite. So thanks Rowley for having the guts to bring up issues that are crying to be aired. The book outlines the many ways professors and administrators encourage mindless conformity and fail to educate.
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I notice many posts about this book by people who attack it and haven't read it. Unfortunately, these posts are probably written by bruised Brown babies who just can't stand the heat of an opinion that runs counter to their prejudices. Lighten up. You are just adding weight to Rowley's criticism of Brown groupthink groupies.
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This is a good book. The criticisms below seem to make Rowley's point: "Don't buy this book," they say; because, God forbid, if the message contained in its pages reaches anybody from Benefit Street to Gano Street on Providence's famed College Hill, Brown's impressionable and overly sensitive students might have the oppotunity to wake up and start thinking for themselves for once. The Emperor truly has no clothes.
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This is exactly the type of book i look for. I don't agree wholeheartedly with everything rowley preaches, but he sure speaks his mind (always a controversial idea for a rightwinger). I'm SO! tired of the pillow-talking preachers, and the Oprah-hearted authors, who are overly-concerned with offending someone. Out of ivy is a step in the right direction, even if the author is off the mark on some of his observations about Brown.

BH
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Kudos to Mr Rowley for bringing us on an adventure inside this liberal institution. I was intrigued by reading the reviews of this book. They were very similar to any attack on conservatism (character assassination, based solely on emotion, and clearly show that they never even read the book). Jonah Goldberg put it best when he said in Liberal Facism that "youth politics ... is the politics of the tantrum and the hissy fit." I'm looking forward to future books by this author.
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Out of Ivy is extremely entertaining for those who experienced an Ivy League education, and for those who only know the intrigue of elite academia. Within Out of Ivy we learn that everything that has been said about higher education in terms of political corruption is true, and even worse. But the author abandons the minutia of the campus interior, avoiding previously revealed statistics on the political affiliations of the faculty. Rather, the reader is taken through the author's experiences, observing a conservative upbringing's first encounters with liberal thought--in the classroom, but also in the cafeteria and keg parties. Rowley is highly opinionated, and offers up his evaluations. However, he often cleverly takes his readers through his personal tales, and allows them to make up their own mind about some of his observations. Readers are forced to engage not only Brown University, but the author as well. Out of Ivy is a great addition to the debate over the role of the academy. I enjoyed it very much.
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i just completed my copy of Out of Ivy and came to write my review. i can't BELIEVE some of the negative reviews. Not only are they off the mark, but hateful too. Everything rowley just spoke to me about in his book (ie liberals' inability to engage in civilization) was actually found within the review section. Many of the reviews hardly acknowledge the things rowley said. Unbelievable! And not well-written?? It was wonderfully written! Clear. Precise. Genius insights. Unique perspective on university politics (a politically developing student's perspective). And hysterical! If this book is considered not well-written, then what book is well-written?
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Probably one of the most insightful and intriguing memoirs of a college experience. Rowley takes on just about every radical liberal group one can think of. Brown University professors are exposed for supporting anti-American protests. Administrators are called out by name for ignoring student sex parties. And student activist groups are presented as decadent and devious. The only people who won't enjoy Out of Ivy are those who are mentioned within its pages!
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Rowley wrote a book--an opinionated memoir of sorts. When he emailed the Brown student body, the attacks were ferocious, and intellectually vacuous. Just look at the negative reviews given to Out of Ivy below. All of them occurred right after Rowley "spammed" the student body informing them that they could pick up Out of Ivy in the Brown bookstore. The result? 1) A bombardment of negative reviews by those who HAVEN'T read Out of Ivy. 2) An influx of vitriol to OutofIvy.com blog. 3) And pointless arguments from the Left that whine, "Rowley spammed!" You will notice no specific refutations pertaining to any particular arguments Rowley has made. You will only see assertions that the book is NOT funny or well-written by hateful, paranoid, leftist Brown students exercising the intellecual intolerance that Rowley exposes within his memoir. BUY THIS BOOK TODAY. IT'S WELL WORTH IT.
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