Bonfire of the Humanities by Victor Davis Hanson
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Bonfire of the Humanities
By Victor Davis Hanson

Bonfire of the Humanities

Rescuing the Classics in an Impoverished Age

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Bonfire of the Humanities by Victor Davis Hanson

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With humor, lucidity, and unflinching rigor, the acclaimed authors of Who Killed Homer? and Plagues of the Mind unsparingly document the degeneration of a central if beleagured discipline -- classics -- and reveal the root causes of its decline. Hanson, Heath, and Thornton point to academics themselves -- their careerist ambitions, incessant self-promotion, and overspecialized scholarship, among other things -- as the progenitors of the crisis. They call for a return to "academic populism, " an approach characterized by accessible, unspecialized writing, selfless commitment to students and teaching, and respect for the legacy of freedom and democracy that the ancients bequeathed to the West.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781882926541
ISBN-10: 1882926544
Format: Hardback
(236mm x 164mm x 34mm)
Pages: 373
Imprint: ISI Books
Publisher: ISI Books
Publish Date: 15-Jul-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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