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I bought it to critique it, having read selections from it on line. However, it is hard to get through, being replete with ideological screed and sloganistic terminology where... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Edward G. Rozycki
Solid book. Where Menand shines is as a historian of humanities education in the US. The highlights are the first and last chapters. Read morePublished 3 months ago by David Perez
Menand is a good writer and the American educational history here-- especially from the period of 1870-1970-- is often well-detailed and informative. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Johann Cat
Having spent my life in higher education, I was so busy with my discipline I forget to review the philosophical underpinnings of what I was a part of and why it was structured in a... Read morePublished 18 months ago by L. P. Mercer
Louis Menand, Harvard English professor and writer on American literature and culture, serves up here an intelligent but not completely cohesive set of musings on higher education... Read morePublished on March 16, 2013 by MoseyOn
This week, faculty and staff at my institution will be getting together to discuss Louis Menand's The Marketplace of Ideas: Reform and Resistance in the American University. Read morePublished on March 26, 2011 by Joshua Kim
This is a book characteristic of the times of decadence we are in. Under almost every conclusion of the book is hidden the corporatism perspective concerning higher education and... Read morePublished on February 25, 2011 by Bibliopolis05
The book is part of the Marketplace of Ideas series. Author explains statistics related to education in the humanities including his specialty, English Lit. Read morePublished on February 18, 2011 by T. Kepler
This is an interesting think piece on contemporary higher education. Three of the chapters originated as lectures at the University of Virginia, but the book does not feel... Read morePublished on June 24, 2010 by Richard B. Schwartz