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The new treason of the intellectuals, can the university survive?, Thomas Docherty

Summary
The university is under threat. For 40 years this indispensable democratic institution has been systematically betrayed by governments and the political class, who have redirected it from its proper social and cultural functions through a relentless programme of financialisation. Taking his cue from Julien Benda's classic polemical essay of 1927, Docherty exposes the forces behind modern university 'reform'. He demonstrates that the sector has been politicised and now works explicitly to advance a market-fundamentalist ideology that drives a wedge between ordinary citizens and the privileged and wealthy. Against this, the intellectual and the university have an urgent duty to extend democracy and social justice. Looking to the future, Docherty concludes the book with seven hypotheses towards a manifesto and calls on intellectuals everywhere to assist in the survival of the species
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Note
Previously issued in print: 2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (232 pages)
Specific Material Designation
remote
Form Of Item
online
Isbn
9781526132765

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