Academic Freedom in the Post-9/11 Era

Academic Freedom in the Post-9/11 Era

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Since 9/11 there have been many startling instances where the rhetoric of national security and terror, corporate interests, and privatization have cast a pall over the terrain of academic freedom. In the post-9/11 university, professors face job loss or tenure denial for speaking against state power, while their students pay more tuition and fall deeper in debt. This timely collection features an impressive assembly of the nation's leading intellectuals, addressing some of the most urgent issues facing higher education in the United States today. Spanning a wide array of disciplinary fields, Academic Freedom in the Post-9/11 Era seeks to intervene on the economic and political crises that are compromising the future of our educational institutions.One of the most powerful and well-known spokespersons leading the effort for a€œ academic balancea€ is David Horowitz, president of the David Horowitz Freedom Center (DHFC) (formerly the Center for the Study of Popular Culture) and theanbsp;...

Title:Academic Freedom in the Post-9/11 Era
Author:Edward J. Carvalho
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2010-11-15


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