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Bonfire of the Humanities: Rescuing the Classics in an Impoverished Age

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With humor, lucidity, and unflinching rigor, the acclaimed authors of Who Killed Homer? and Plagues of the Mind unsparingly document the degeneration of a central if beleagured discipline — classics — and reveal the root causes of its decline. Hanson, Heath, and Thornton point to academics themselves — their careerist ambitions, incessant self-promotion, and overspecialized scholarship, among other things — as the progenitors of the crisis. They call for a return to "academic populism, " an approach characterized by accessible, unspecialized writing, selfless commitment to students and teaching, and respect for the legacy of freedom and democracy that the ancients bequeathed to the West.

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ISBN:
9781882926541
Author:
Hanson, Victor Davis
Author:
Heath, John
Author:
Thornton, Bruce S.
Publisher:
Intercollegiate Studies Institute
Location:
Wilmington, DE
Subject:
General
Subject:
Higher
Subject:
Aims & Objectives
Subject:
Ancient and Classical
Subject:
Humanities
Subject:
Education, higher
Subject:
Learning and scholarship
Subject:
Education, humanistic
Subject:
Classical education
Subject:
Education-Higher Education
Series Volume:
FS-047-01
Publication Date:
20010931
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
373
Dimensions:
9.28x6.46x1.35 in. 1.71 lbs.

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