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The Rise—and Fall?—of America’s Erudition Industry

Review Essay by Brian M. Ingrassia, West Texas A&M UniversityMatthew Levin. Cold War University: Madison and the New Left in the Sixties. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2013. Roger L. Geiger. The History of American Higher Education: Learning and Culture from the Founding to World War II. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2014. The early twenty-first century is a critical time for American higher education. In Wisconsin, Governor Scott Walker is trying to weaken tenure. In North Carolina, the state legislature is attempting to mandate 4-4 course loads for all public university faculty. In Illinois, administrators are under investigation after Read more