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Louis Menard

Tim’s Light Reading (1/20/2010)

1. The Marketplace of Ideas: Louis Menand’s new book—subtitled Reform and Resistance in American Universities—is getting a fair amount of attention. Here’s a solid review in Slate.com, but I’ve seen other excellent reflections here (WSJ, Wilfred McClay) and here (Bookforum, Jessica Loudis). 2. Dissent’s “Intellectuals and Their America”: I’m very interested in this forum but have not yet had the time to explore it fully. Have you? Feel free to color my reading. 3. Graduate-level Liberal Arts—In Business Schools: So the NYT has unintentionally(?) documented the sorry state of liberal arts education in America by showing how a liberal arts Read more