The Tyranny of Virtue: Identity, the Academy, and the Hunt for Political Heresies

Boyers, Robert

Published by Scribner, 2019
ISBN 10: 198212718X / ISBN 13: 9781982127183
Used / Soft cover / Quantity available: 0
From Nelson Freck (Rockville, MD, U.S.A.)
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book

About the Book

We're sorry; this specific copy is no longer available. AbeBooks has millions of books. We've listed similar copies below.

Description:

Advanced proof in pictorial wraps. Fine. September 2019 release. Bookseller Inventory # 2V716Q

About this title:

Synopsis: From public intellectual and professor Robert Boyers, a thought-provoking volume of nine essays that elegantly and fiercely addresses recent developments in American culture and argues for the tolerance of difference that is at the heart of the liberal tradition.

Written from the perspective of a liberal intellectual who has spent a lifetime as a writer, editor, and college professor, The Tyranny of Virtue is a precise and nuanced insider’s look at shifts in American culture—most especially in the American academy—that so many people find alarming. Part memoir and part polemic, an anatomy of important and dangerous ideas, and a cri de coeur lamenting the erosion of standard liberal values, Boyers’s collection of essays is devoted to such subjects as tolerance, identity, privilege, appropriation, diversity, and ableism that have turned academic life into a minefield. Why, Robert Boyers asks, are a great many liberals, people who should know better, invested in the drawing up of enemies lists and driven by the conviction that on critical issues no dispute may be tolerated? In stories, anecdotes, and character profiles, a public intellectual and longtime professor takes on those in his own progressive cohort who labor in the grip of a poisonous and illiberal fundamentalism. The end result is a finely tuned work of cultural intervention from the front lines.

About the Author: Robert Boyers is editor of Salmagundi, professor of English at Skidmore College, and director of the New York State Summer Writers Institute. He is the author of ten previous books and the editor of a dozen others. He writes often for such magazines as Harper’s, The New Republic, The Nation, Yale Review, and Granta.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bibliographic Details

Title: The Tyranny of Virtue: Identity, the Academy...
Publisher: Scribner
Publication Date: 2019
Binding: Soft cover
Book Condition: Fine

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Boyers, Robert
Published by Scribner (2019)
ISBN 10: 198212718X ISBN 13: 9781982127183
Used Hardcover Quantity available: 1
Seller:
Bestsellersuk
(Hereford, United Kingdom)

Book Description Scribner, 2019. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Bumped dust jacket and book is warped Slight scratches to dust jacket. No.1 BESTSELLERS - great prices, friendly customer service " all orders are dispatched next working day. Seller Inventory # mon0000642273

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 8.15
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 20.18
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Boyers, Robert
Published by Scribner (2019)
ISBN 10: 198212718X ISBN 13: 9781982127183
Used Hardcover Quantity available: 5
Seller:
PlumCircle
(West Mifflin, PA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Scribner, 2019. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Publisher overstock or return with minor shelfwear. May have remainder mark. Leaves our warehouse same or next business day. Most continental U.S. orders lead time 4-10 days. International - most countries 10-21 days, others 4 weeks. Seller Inventory # mon0001035915

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 7.59
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Boyers, Robert
Published by Scribner (2019)
ISBN 10: 198212718X ISBN 13: 9781982127183
Used Hardcover Quantity available: 1
Seller:
HPB Inc.
(Dallas, TX, U.S.A.)

Book Description Scribner, 2019. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not include cdrom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!. Seller Inventory # S_297373603

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 11.99
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Robert Boyers
Published by Scribner (2019)
ISBN 10: 198212718X ISBN 13: 9781982127183
Used Soft cover Quantity available: 1
Seller:
Nelson Freck
(Rockville, MD, U.S.A.)

Book Description Scribner, 2019. Soft cover. Condition: Fine. Advance proof in pictorial wraps. Fine. September 2019. Seller Inventory # VV655A

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 10.00
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Boyers, Robert
Published by Scribner Book Company (2019)
ISBN 10: 198212718X ISBN 13: 9781982127183
New Hardcover Quantity available: 4
Seller:
BookOutlet
(Thorold, ON, Canada)

Book Description Scribner Book Company, 2019. Hardcover. Condition: New. Hardcover. Publisher overstock, may contain remainder mark on edge. Seller Inventory # 9781982127183B

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 8.60
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 6.00
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Boyers, Robert
Published by Scribner (2019)
ISBN 10: 198212718X ISBN 13: 9781982127183
Used Hardcover Quantity available: 1
Seller:
GlassFrogBooks
(Hawthorne, CA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Scribner, 2019. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 198212718X-2-4

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 16.95
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Boyers, Robert
Published by Scribner (2019)
ISBN 10: 198212718X ISBN 13: 9781982127183
Used Hardcover Quantity available: 1
Seller:
Book Deals
(Lewiston, NY, U.S.A.)

Book Description Scribner, 2019. Hardcover. Condition: LIKE NEW. Publisher overstock copy. 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. Supplemental materials are not guaranteed with any used book purchases. Seller Inventory # 198212718X_abe_ln

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 16.95
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Boyers, Robert
Published by Scribner (2019)
ISBN 10: 198212718X ISBN 13: 9781982127183
New Hardcover Quantity available: 2
Seller:
Book Deals
(Lewiston, NY, U.S.A.)

Book Description Scribner, 2019. Hardcover. Condition: BRAND NEW. Seller Inventory # 198212718X_abe_bn

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 17.68
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Boyers, Robert
Published by Scribner (2019)
ISBN 10: 198212718X ISBN 13: 9781982127183
New Hardcover Quantity available: 1
Seller:
GlassFrogBooks
(Hawthorne, CA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Scribner, 2019. Condition: New. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in NEW condition. Seller Inventory # 198212718X-2-1

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 17.68
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Boyers, Robert
ISBN 10: 198212718X ISBN 13: 9781982127183
Used Paperback Quantity available: 1
Seller:
WorldofBooks
(Goring-By-Sea, WS, United Kingdom)

Book Description Paperback. Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Seller Inventory # GOR010878170

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 16.02
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.40
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are 33 more copies of this book

View all search results for this book