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The assault on American excellence, Anthony Kronman

Label
The assault on American excellence
Title
The assault on American excellence
Statement of responsibility
Anthony Kronman
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The former dean of Yale Law School surveys the full sweep of recent campus controversies to show how these disputes threaten the best of America's intellectual traditions--including democracy itself. In his tenure at Yale, Anthony Kronman has watched students march across campus to protest the names of buildings and seen colleagues resign over emails about Halloween costumes. He is no stranger to recent confrontations at American universities. But where many see only the suppression of free speech, the babying of students, and the drive to bury the imperfect parts of our history, Kronman recognizes in these on-campus clashes a threat to our democracy. As Kronman argues in The Assault on American Excellence, the founders of our nation learned over three centuries ago that in order for this country to have a robust democratic government, its citizens have to be trained to have tough skins, to make up their own minds, and to win arguments not on the basis of emotion but because their side is closer to the truth. In other words, to prepare people to choose good leaders, you need to turn them into smart fighters, people who can take hits and think clearly so they're not manipulated by demagogues. Kronman is the first to tie today's campus debates back to the history of American values, drawing on luminaries like Alexis de Tocqueville and John Adams to show how these modern controversies threaten the best of our intellectual traditions. His tone is warm and optimistic, that of a humanist and a lover of the humanities who is passionate about educating students capable of living up to the demands of a thriving democracy. Incisive and wise, The Assault on American Excellence makes the radical argument that to graduate as good citizens, college students have to be tested in a system that isn't wholly focused on being good to them"--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kronman, Anthony T
Dewey number
378.73
Index
index present
LC call number
LA227.4
LC item number
.K76 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Education, Higher
  • Education, Higher
  • Intellectual freedom
  • Democracy
Label
The assault on American excellence, Anthony Kronman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [221]-258) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Free Press hardcover edition.
Extent
272 pages
Isbn
9781501199486
Lccn
2018044086
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1074306216
  • (OCoLC)1074306216
  • 1006249
Label
The assault on American excellence, Anthony Kronman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [221]-258) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Free Press hardcover edition.
Extent
272 pages
Isbn
9781501199486
Lccn
2018044086
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1074306216
  • (OCoLC)1074306216
  • 1006249

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