What's Liberal about the Liberal Arts? (Paperback)
Classroom Politics and Bias in Higher Education
W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393330700, 344pp.
Publication Date: September 1, 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.