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Spend an action-packed week with latter-day Don Quixote Dean Jonas Trelawny, as he battles to solve the crisis of a university system overrun by random acts of political correctness. The forces threatening to disrupt campus life-- and Dean Trelawny's sanity-- include foul-mouthed opportunist Chancellor Wheeler, the leader of a "short students" rights organization, and bids for preferential treatment from almost everybody! Combining farce and polemic, author Arnold Silver, himself a professor at the University of Massachusetts at Amhert, presents his unique and daring vision of a future in which the university system is paralyzed by political correctness and affirmative action. This book, nominated for a National Book Award, is a truly entertaining and thought-provoking vision of the future of American education.
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Shortchangers relates the exploits of Dean Jonas Trelawny, a latter-day Don Quixote, as he battles to solve the crisis at his topsy-turvy university. Physicist, former campus radical and basketball star, Jonas is whirled about by an ideology arriving at its absurd fulfillment. Affirmative action, multiculturalism, ethnic and religious and sexual quotes for students and teachers, anti-Americanism, book censorship, and the political correctness of our day (all these educational fads have triumphed) and education has gone into a tailspin. Jonas awakens to the madness of campus life, but not before he has been humiliated, battered, maimed and raped. The forces aligned against Jonas are powerful, but not irresistible. Shortchangers is a rewarding work of first-class fiction. -- Midwest Book Review
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