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The SHADOW UNIVERSITY: The Betrayal of Liberty on America's Campuses

Alan Charles Kors; Harvey A. Silverglate; Kors, Alan Charles

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ISBN 10: 0684853213 / ISBN 13: 9780684853215
Published by Free Press, 1998
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Title: The SHADOW UNIVERSITY: The Betrayal of ...

Publisher: Free Press

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

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A professor of history and a criminal defense attorney expose what they see as the deterioration and outright violation of civil liberties in one of the places it usually flourishes, institutions of higher education. 25,000 first printing.


At first glance, this title is just another entry in the roster of books opposed to political correctness at American universities, yet it's surprisingly good--certainly the best of its type since Dinesh D'Souza's Illiberal Education appeared in 1991. Kors and Silverglate are hard-core civil libertarians turned off by the "hidden, systematic assault upon liberty, individualism, dignity, due process, and equality before the law" that they describe as rampant on campuses. Theirs is not so much a brief against academic multiculturalism, but an eye-opening narrative about how the modern university "hands students a moral agenda upon arrival, subjects them to mandatory political reeducation, sends them to sensitivity training, submerges their individuality in official group identity, intrudes upon private conscience, treats them with scandalous inequality, and, when it chooses, suspends or expels them." Through well-told stories and anecdotes (including an excellent chapter-long sketch of the University of Pennsylvania's semi-famous "water buffalo" incident), Kors and Silverglate make their case and make it well. --John J. Miller

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