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Rebuilding the University: From the Innovation Economy to Craft Society

Christopher Newfield

Christopher Newfield, author of Unmaking the University: The Forty-Year Assault on the Middle Class, poses the question: Why is the university system in crisis? A central reason is the financial pressure put on colleges and universities by the “innovation economy,” pressure which has led to rising student debt, less personalized instruction, and growing research funding deficits. Continue reading




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The Responsibility of Intellectuals, Redux: Using Privilege to Challenge the State Noam Chomsky revisits his classic 1967 essay, illustrating the various ways “intellectuals” have been defined in the twentieth century in relation to the interests of state power. Although technocrats … Continue reading




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Playing Racial Politics in America Today The popular colourblind narrative in the United States is deeply worrying. By asserting that the nation is “post-race,” colourblindness negates the very real and continuous presence of racism. Accordingly, this ideology casts current inequalities … Continue reading




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