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' he quotes john ruskin, grabbing everything you can isn't any more virtuous when you do it with the power of your brains than ...  Read More

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He then speaks toward the goals and mission of higher education and compares and contrast these universities with the ideal and...  Read More

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Our 'leaders,' the elite, who are supposed to work for the greater good, enrich themselves at everyone else's expense and justi...  Read More

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With the immense issue of student debt and trend towards shorter practical based college alternatives, deresiewicz would be bet...  Read More

Negative Review

I am the product of a big 10 state university with a doctorate in a social science field from another state university.

Neutral Review

That, in fact, is pretty much what social inequality involves today.

Neutral Review

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Received exactly as advertised and waay b4 suggested date - thank you.

Positive Review

Most of all, excellent sheep dreams of a world without a meritocratic elite.

Positive Review

Most americans work hard without receiving the rewards they've earned.

Neutral Review

I think it's greatgood reading, true facts and he is right, college needs to be fixed.

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  • Our engine has discovered that over 80% high quality reviews are present.
  • This product had a total of 389 reviews as of our last analysis date on Dec 27 2020.
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Brutally honest and refreshing - a fantastic read required for anyone who values leadership!

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So true today,what a screwed up academic system, its a shame.


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    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    Perhaps when somebody who doesn't have the same world view as charlie prof scam sykes or the dyspepsia of allan closing of the american mind bloom makes some of the same arguments about the emptiness of higher education as practiced by prestige-chasing administrators and glass bead collecting professors, that will change the minds of people whose priors would be to dismiss the earlier works because of disagreements with the authors thereof.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    I think it's greatgood reading, true facts and he is right, college needs to be fixed.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    This book is completely aligned with the modern day curated child, sculpted from childhood by overbearing parents who wish to model their child into a vision of what they wish they themselves were and would become.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    I'm hoping the author writes a book about children who are curated from childhood to become these alien drone-like creatures that fit a specific mold in order to be labeled high achievers.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    Deresiewicz's only flaw (and it's a big one) is that he is very caught up in an idyllic, dreamy vision of what schools could become.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    With the immense issue of student debt and trend towards shorter practical based college alternatives, deresiewicz would be better off framing his vision as a dream and not a solution.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    I gave this five stars, not because i agree with all of deresiewicz's premises, conclusions, or solutions but because he has had the clear mindedness to call out the issues, virtues, and frustrations of a liberal arts education--and has also validated getting one in the first place.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    And who cares whether he has every answer--the point of a liberal arts education is to ask questions and to question answers.

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