The Victims' Revolution: The Rise Of Identity Studies And The Closing Of The Liberal Mind

Hardcover | September 4, 2012

byBruce Bawer

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Respected author, critic, and essayist Bruce Bawer—whose previous book, While Europe Slept: How Radical Islam Is Destroying the West from Within, was a New York Times bestseller and a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist—now offers a trenchant and sweeping critique of the sorry state of higher education since the campus revolutions of the late ’60s and early ’70s. In The Victims’ Revolution, Bawer incisively contends that the rise of identity-based college courses and disciplines (Women’s Studies, Black Studies, Gay Studies, etc.) forty years ago has resulted in an impoverishment of thought and widespread political confusion, while filling the brains of students with politically correct mush. Timely, controversial, and brilliantly argued, Bawer’s The Victims’ Revolution is necessary reading for students, educators, and anyone concerned about the contemporary crisis in academia—a serious and important work that stands with other essential books on the subject, like The Shadow University by Alan Kors, Illiberal Education by Dinesh D’Souza, and  Allan Bloom’s The Closing of the American Mind.

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Respected author, critic, and essayist Bruce Bawer—whose previous book, While Europe Slept: How Radical Islam Is Destroying the West from Within, was a New York Times bestseller and a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist—now offers a trenchant and sweeping critique of the sorry state of higher education since the campus revoluti...

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An eye-opening critique of the identity-based revolution that has transformed American campuses and its effect on politics and society today.The 1960s and ’70s were a time of dramatic upheaval in American universities as a new generation of scholar-activists rejected traditional humanism in favor of a radical ideology that denied esthe...

A native New Yorker who has lived in Norway since 1999, Bruce Bawer has written several influential books on a range of issues.A Place at the Table: The Gay Individual in American Society(1993) was named by columnist Dale Carpenter as the most important non-fiction book about homosexuality published in the 1990s;Publishers Weeklycalled...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:400 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.25 inPublished:September 4, 2012Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061807370

ISBN - 13:9780061807374

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