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The University in Transition

reviewed by Henry David Aiken - 1967

coverTitle: The University in Transition
Author(s): James A. Perkins
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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We are reprinting the first section of Henry David Aiken's essay from The New York Review of Books on the problems of the American University. Professor Aiken is, of course, a philosopher. His article goes far beyond "mere" book criticism. (We have, it happens, already published a review of Dr. Bell's book.) It seems to us that he presents a definitive overview of the crucial open problems in American higher education—the kind of overview which challenges readers to continuing, critical thought. It has become a sociological commonplace that we have been moving into a post-capitalist, even a post-industrialist era in which, along with much prestige and money, residual power now passes to the university men. From this one might infer that we also are witnessing at last the decline of the nation-state. But the nation-state remains a powerful institution, and those who serve it or receive its aid, even on a... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 68 Number 4, 1967, p. 333-333
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 2247, Date Accessed: 9/30/2020 2:56:43 PM

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