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One of the best of our urban journalists considers the upside-down world of public policy and the entrenchment of foolish ideas in closely reported stories from the streets of New York to the seats of intellectual power. Insightful and articulate...entertaining and provocative. --Richard Lamm, Wall Street Journal. Spirited, stimulating, eloquent essays...vivid and devastating....The Burden of Bad Ideas is social, cultural, and political criticism of the first order. --Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post

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Demonstrates how the prevailing orthodoxy of ideas in education and social policy has affected law schools, schools of education, museums, and schools of public health, with ruinous consequences for the teaching of our children. Argues that social service and education policies are the product of university faculties and professional elite who believe that America is an unjust society, and observes that these beliefs have damaged the nation as a whole, and especially poor people. The author is a John M. Olin Fellow at The Manhattan Institute and a contributing editor to City Journal, the quarterly magazine of urban affairs where most of the essays in this book originated.
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Critics have attacked the foolishness of some of today's elite thought from many angles, but few have examined the real-world consequences of those ideas. In this book, Heather Mac Donald reports on their disastorous effects throughout our society.

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ISBN:
9781566633376
Author:
MacDonald, Heather
Publisher:
Ivan R. Dee Publisher
Author:
Mac Donald, Heather
Location:
Chicago :
Subject:
Social Services & Welfare
Subject:
Political planning
Subject:
Intellectuals
Subject:
Public Policy - Social Services & Welfare
Subject:
Intellectuals -- United States.
Subject:
Political planning -- United States.
Subject:
Sociology-Children and Family
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20000831
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
255
Dimensions:
9.12x6.07x.97 in. 1.09 lbs.

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