Higher Education and the Crisis of Democracy

Jan 28, 2022 Daniel Chirot

What started as abstruse arguments in the ivory tower have now fully consumed American politics, and not for the better. Without a return to basic principles and traditional liberal curricula in higher education, America’s days as an open, tolerant, well-functioning democracy could be numbered.

Jonathan Marks, Let’s Be Reasonable: A Conservative Case for Liberal Education, Princeton University Press, 2021.
Roosevelt Montás, Rescuing Socrates: How the Great Books Changed My Life and Why They Matter for a New Generation, Princeton University Press, 2021.
Gary Saul Morson and Morton Schapiro, Minds Wide Shut: How the New Fundamentalisms Divide Us, Princeton University Press, 2021.


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