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The Resource The tyranny of virtue : identity, the academy, and the hunt for political heresies, Robert Boyers

The tyranny of virtue : identity, the academy, and the hunt for political heresies, Robert Boyers

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The tyranny of virtue : identity, the academy, and the hunt for political heresies
Title
The tyranny of virtue
Title remainder
identity, the academy, and the hunt for political heresies
Statement of responsibility
Robert Boyers
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Written from the perspective of a liberal intellectual who has spent a lifetime as a writer, editor, and college professor, The Tyranny of Virtue is a precise and nuanced insider's look at shifts in American culture--most especially in the American academy--that so many people find alarming. Part memoir and part polemic, an anatomy of important and dangerous ideas, and a cri de coeur lamenting the erosion of standard liberal values, Boyers's collection of essays is devoted to such subjects as tolerance, identity, privilege, appropriation, diversity, and ableism that have turned academic life into a minefield. Why, Robert Boyers asks, are a great many liberals, people who should know better, invested in the drawing up of enemies lists and driven by the conviction that on critical issues no dispute may be tolerated? In stories, anecdotes, and character profiles, a public intellectual and longtime professor takes on those in his own progressive cohort who labor in the grip of a poisonous and illiberal fundamentalism. The end result is a finely tuned work of cultural intervention from the front lines." -- inside front book jacket flap
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FMG
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Boyers, Robert
Dewey number
179/.9
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Toleration
  • Political correctness
  • Identity politics
  • Liberalism
  • Education, Higher
Label
The tyranny of virtue : identity, the academy, and the hunt for political heresies, Robert Boyers
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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 Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
xx, 170 pages
Isbn
9781982127183
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1119389912
  • (OCoLC)1119389912
  • 1008283
Label
The tyranny of virtue : identity, the academy, and the hunt for political heresies, Robert Boyers
Publication
Copyright
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 Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
xx, 170 pages
Isbn
9781982127183
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1119389912
  • (OCoLC)1119389912
  • 1008283

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