From Publishers Weekly
Citing examples of specialized constituencies using unconventional approaches to higher education, this controversial study argues that "yesterday's radical is today's tenured professor or academic dean." "To the debate awakened by Allan Bloom's The Closing of the American Mind and E. D. Hirsch's Cultural Literacy , this sobering assessment is a pointed contribution," PW said.
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A stinging account...provokes constant reflection and occasional laughter. (Roger Shattuck, author of The Banquet Years )
A bravado performance of critical journalism...vivid, amusing, dismaying. (Robert Alter Newsday )
All persons serious about education should see it. (Allan Bloom, author of The Closing of the American Mind )
A withering critique. (Jonathan Yardley Washington Post Book World )
Mr. Kimball names his enemies precisely...this book will breed fistfights. (The New York Times )