What's Liberal about the Liberal Arts?

What's Liberal about the Liberal Arts?

Classroom Politics and "Bias" in Higher Education

By Michael Berube

W. W. Norton & Company, Paperback, 9780393330700, 344pp.

Publication Date: September 17, 2007

Described as one of the "101 Most Dangerous Academics in America" by right-wing critic David Horowitz, Michael Berube has become a leading liberal voice in the ongoing culture wars. This "smooth and swift read" (New Criterion) offers a definitive rebuttal of conservative activists' most incendiary claims about American universities, and in the process makes a supple case for liberalism itself. An important polemic as well as "a clear-eyed, occasionally quite humorous account of the joys and frustrations of running a college classroom" (New York Observer), this book is required reading for anyone concerned about the political climate on and off campus.

About the Author
Michael Berube is Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Literature and director of the Institute for the Arts and Humanities at Penn State University, University Park, and a past president of the Modern Language Association.