Tenured Radicals, 3rd Edition: How Politics Has Corrupted Our Higher Education

Tenured Radicals, 3rd Edition: How Politics Has Corrupted Our Higher Education

by Roger Kimball

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Overview

Since Tenured Radicals first appeared in 1990, it has achieved a stature as the leading critique of the ways in which the humanities are now taught and studied at American universities. Trenchant and witty, it lays bare the sham of what now passes for serious academic pursuit in too many circles. In this new edition, completely reset, Roger Kimball has brought the text up to date and has added a new Introduction. Those who have never read Tenured Radicals are in for a treat; others may find a second reading worth their while. “Mr. Kimball names his enemies precisely…. This book will breed fistfights.”—Roger Rosenblatt, New York Times Book Review. “All persons serious about education should see it.”—Allan Bloom, author of The Closing of the American Mind. “Tenured Radicals is a withering critique.”—Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post Book World. “A bravado performance of critical journalism…a vivid, up-to-the-minute account, alternately amusing and dismaying, of the takeover of the academy by ideology.”—Robert Alter, Newsday. “A stinging account…. The commonsense approach of Tenured Radicals provokes constant reflections and occasional laughter at the squirming victims.”—Roger Shattuck, author of The Banquet Years.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781566637961
Publisher: Dee, Ivan R. Publisher
Publication date: 10/25/2008
Edition description: 3rd Edition
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 788,931
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Roger Kimball is managing editor of the New Criterion and an art critic for the London Spectator. His other books include Lives of the Mind, Experiments Against Reality, and The Long March. He lives in South Norwalk, Connecticut.

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