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Human Resources and Higher Education


reviewed by John R. Everett 1970

coverTitle: Human Resources and Higher Education
Author(s): Staff Report of the Commission on Higher Education
Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation, New York
ISBN: , Pages: 475, Year: 1970
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The New Left of these days has a standing dogma that says that American colleges and universities are clearly designed institutions which exist to supply properly trained manpower for a corrupt society controlled by the military-industrial complex. This is the reason, repeated with monotonous rhetoric, that higher education must be "restructured," that buildings and professors' papers must be burned, and that classes must be disrupted. The universities are the soft underbelly training institutes devoted to brainwashing and training students for their place in an evil established order. If the denizens of the Far Left could be induced to read this long book, they would discover something very strange. First, if their dogma is true, the operators of the system are so inefficient and so stupid that there is very little to fear from their bumbling activities. But more probably they would discover that their dogma is so wildly untrue that it becomes one of the greatest put-on jokes of the century. In almost 500 large pages... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 72 Number 2, 1970, p. 303-305
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 1720, Date Accessed: 12/14/2017 11:54:26 AM

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