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The Professors: The 101 Most Dangerous Academics in America


reviewed by Michael W. Apple — April 27, 2006

coverTitle: The Professors: The 101 Most Dangerous Academics in America
Author(s): David Horowitz
Publisher: Regnery Publishing, Inc., Washington, D.C.
ISBN: 0895260034 , Pages: 450, Year: 2006
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In a recent book of mine, Educating the “Right” Way: Markets, Standards, God, and Inequality (Apple, 2006), I analyze the growing rightist turn in education and the larger society. One of the key points I make is that there may be elements of good sense as well as bad sense in positions with which we may strongly disagree. These elements of good sense need to be examined carefully if we wish to understand why many people turn to what are even ultra-conservative positions in a time of radical economic, political, and cultural transformations. I have tried to get inside the positions of what I call “conservative modernization,” a complicated and at times tense alliance made up of neo-liberals, neo-conservatives, authoritarian populist religious conservatives, and the new managerialism of some parts of the professional middle class. I have urged those of us who are justifiably critical of these tendencies to pay... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: April 27, 2006
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 12500, Date Accessed: 10/20/2017 8:25:38 AM

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  • Michael Apple
    University of Wisconsin, Madison
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    MICHAEL W. APPLE is the John Bascom Professor of Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Policy Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He has written extensively on the relationship between conservative movements and educational realities. Among his most recent books are Official Knowledge: Democratic Education in a Conservative Age and Educating the “Right” Way: Markets, Standards, God, and Inequality.
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