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Wednesday’s Book Review: “The Fourth Great Awakening and the Future of Egalitarianism”


The Fourth Great Awakening and the Future of Egalitarianism. By Robert William Fogel. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000. Nobel Laureate Robert William Fogel (1926-2013) upset the historical discipline throughout his entire career. One of his first major works, Railroads … Continue reading

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The Tragedy, and Promise, of Adjunct Instructors


More and more universities and colleges are employing adjunct instructors in numbers that are troubling for those who are concerned about students, the institutions where they work, and the future of education in the United States. The instructors are poorly … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Book Review: “DIY U: Edupunks, Edupreneurs, and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education”


DIY U: Edupunks, Edupreneurs, and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education. By Anya Kamenetz. White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green Publishing, 2010. For anyone even remotely cognizant of the economics and the politics of higher education, it is obvious that … Continue reading

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