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The answer, Louis Menand argues, is that the institutional structure and the educational philosophy of higher education have remained the same for 100 years, while faculties and student bodies have radically changed and technology has drastically transformed the way people produce and disseminate knowledge.
Sparking a long-overdue debate about the future of American education, The Marketplace of Ideas examines what professors and students - and all the rest of us - might be better off without while assessing what is worth saving in our traditional university institutions.
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By David Larson on 09-05-17
Only a Tenured Professor Would Give it 1 Star
Amazing book! Well researched and very interesting. Tenured professors will hate it. Unfortunately they are probably the only ones who will ever read it. This is one of the few books that smart liberal and conservative average Joes would both agree with. Too bad it doesn't target either one of those groups.
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