Christopher Newfield

But What If Anti-intellectualism Is Really Bipartisan?

Unmaking the Public University: The Forty-Year Assault on the Middle Class. Christopher Newfield. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2008.

Avoiding the Coming Higher Ed Wars

Myths about how research is funded and why the humanities are impoverished need to be overturned if public higher education is to thrive again in the United States.

From the Guest Editor: Rebuilding Public Universities

The articles collected in this guest-edited issue of Academe offer an overview of current conditions at prominent public universities in Arizona, Washington, Connecticut, and California as well as a perspective from a leading arts and social sciences university in Britain. Each of the contributors provides a brief sketch of budget conditions at his or her institution before describing the educational effects of those conditions. As a group, the authors provide a valuable account of the symptoms of the crisis through which public universities are currently passing.

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