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Chaos in Our Colleges


reviewed by Kennth Eble - 1964

coverTitle: Chaos in Our Colleges
Author(s): M. Freedman
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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If the tide of this book were not so obviously a publisher's inspiration, a reader might think the author was practicing a mild deceit. Prepared to be taken on a trek into the tangled thickets of murkiest Academe, he is surprised to be led on a stroll through an eighteenth-century preserve. Armed with cased pistols and tipped foils, he is not likely to bag the fiercer academic game, but must settle for the lesser creatures like the key-wearing Phi Beta Kappan, the blathering academesis, and the boondoggling philanthropoid. One finishes the trip with a sense of not going where the travel brochure promised. Nevertheless, the adventure has been interesting if not exciting, and one comes back better for having gone. Mr. Freedman is one of those commendable professors (he teaches English at the University of New Mexico) willing to give a part of his thought to the general aims and achievements... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 65 Number 7, 1964, p. 644-644
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 2739, Date Accessed: 8/21/2019 9:57:27 AM

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