Killing the Spirit

Killing the Spirit

Higher Education in America

Book - 1990
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In contrast to the neo-conservative critique of academic leftists (see LA227), Smith, author of the eight-volume A People's history of the United States, goes for the right target--the institution, not the individual. The problems: academic fundamentalism; the flight from teaching due to tenure requirements; the worthlessness of most research and the mediocrity of most monographs; the narrowing of the disciplines; the dominance of the "scientific" approach--dispassionate, distant, objective. No bibliography. (RC) Annotation(c) 2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
Publisher: New York : Viking, c1990
ISBN: 9780670828173
Characteristics: xvii, 315 p. ; 24 cm


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