The Marketplace of Ideas
Reform and Resistance in the American University
W. W. Norton, $24.95, 176 pp.
In a New York Times article titled “Making College ‘Relevant’” (December 29, 2009), Kate Zernike reported on the various responses of academic institutions to increasing pressure, from both parents and students, to show that the expense of a liberal-arts education is worth it.
Thomas College, a liberal arts school in Maine, advertises itself as Home...
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