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Safe enough spaces : a pragmatist's approach to inclusion, free speech, and political correctness on college campuses
Title:
Safe enough spaces : a pragmatist's approach to inclusion, free speech, and political correctness on college campuses
Author:
Roth, Michael S., 1957- author.
Publication Information:
New Haven : Yale University Press, [2019]

©2019
Physical Description:
xii, 142 pages ; 22 cm
Summary:
From the president of Wesleyan University, a compassionate and provocative manifesto on the crises confronting higher education In this bracing book, Michael S. Roth stakes out a pragmatist path through the thicket of issues facing colleges today to carry out the mission of higher education. With great empathy, candor, subtlety, and insight, Roth offers a sane approach to the noisy debates surrounding affirmative action, political correctness, and free speech, urging us to envision college as a space in which students are empowered to engage with criticism and with a variety of ideas. Countering the increasing cynical dismissal--from both liberals and conservatives--of the traditional core values of higher education, this book champions the merits of different diversities, including intellectual diversity, with a timely call for universities to embrace boldness, rigor, and practical idealism.
Language:
English
Contents:
From access to inclusion -- The use and abuse of political correctness -- Free speech and intellectual diversity.
ISBN:
9780300234855
Format :
Book