Why Higher Education Should Have a Leftist Bias (Education, Politics and Public Life)

Why Higher Education Should Have a Leftist Bias (Education, Politics and Public Life)

By: Donald Lazere (author)Hardback

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Presenting a thoughtful justification for the left in American education, Donald Lazere argues that to teach students rhetoric and critical thinking, key components of a humanist education, educators must discuss and teach students to grapple with the conservative bias in academia, the media, and politics that is considered to be the status quo.

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Donald Lazere is Professor Emeritus in the Department of English at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, USA.


Introduction: The Dilemma of Culture-Wars Polemics: Distinguishing Valuable Originals from Gross Parodies PART I: COUNTERING THE BIAS OF BUSINESS AS USUAL 1. Conservatism as the Unmarked Norm 2. Restricted-Code Conservatism 3. Socialism as a Cognitive Alternative PART II: COUNTERING THE CONSERVATIVE COUNTER-ESTABLISHMENT 4. The Conservative Attack Machine: Admit Nothing, Deny Everything, Launch Counterattack 5. Right-Wing Deconstruction: Mimicry and False Equivalences 6. From Partisan Review to Fox News: Neoconservatives As Defenders Of Intellectual Standards 7. Conservative Culture-War Scholarship: Fair and Balanced? PART III: RESPONSIBLE LEFTIST TEACHING 8. Balancing Commitment and Fairness: Giving Conservatives Their Best Shot 9. A Case Study: Conservative versus Leftist Views on College Costs 10. The Radical Humanistic Canon Conclusion: An Appeal to Conservative Readers

Product Details

  • publication date: 11/12/2013
  • ISBN13: 9781137349644
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 287
  • ID: 9781137349644
  • weight: 495
  • ISBN10: 1137349646

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