The Victims' Revolution: The Rise Of Identity Studies And The Closing Of The Liberal Mind by Bruce BawerThe Victims' Revolution: The Rise Of Identity Studies And The Closing Of The Liberal Mind by Bruce Bawer

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

byBruce Bawer

Hardcover | September 4, 2012

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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.
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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Title:The Victims' Revolution: The Rise Of Identity Studies And The Closing Of The Liberal MindFormat:HardcoverDimensions:400 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.25 inPublished:September 4, 2012Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0061807370

ISBN - 13:9780061807374

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from An interesting look at "postmodernism' and skilled critique of identity politics A departure from Bawer's other such work this provides an interesting look at the current state of identity politics in America and how it has hurt academia. He brilliantly looks at how the once noble fields of women's studies black studies, queer studies (distinct from gay and lesbian studies, oddly enough) and Mexican American Chicano studies has grown into gobbledygook about victim-hood. It is a long book but well-written. I just wish he had included more documentation regarding his sources. Still warmly recommended, though..
Date published: 2018-03-29

Editorial Reviews

“This book is an adventure in American religious thought, exciting and intelligent.”