The New Treason of the Intellectuals -

The New Treason of the Intellectuals

Can the University Survive?

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The university is under threat. For forty years this indispensable democratic institution has been systematically betrayed by governments and the political class, who have redirected it from its proper social and cultural functions through a relentless programme of financialisation. Taking his cue from Julien Benda's classic polemical essay of 1927, Thomas Docherty exposes the forces behind modern university 'reform'. He demonstrates that the sector has been politicised and now works explicitly to advance a market-fundamentalist ideology that drives an ever-widening wedge between ordinary citizens and the privileged and wealthy. Against this, the intellectual and the university have an urgent duty to extend democracy and social justice. Looking to the future, Docherty concludes the book with seven hypotheses towards a manifesto and calls on intellectuals everywhere to assist in the survival of the species. -- .

Product code: 9781526132741

ISBN 9781526132741
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H216xW138
No. Of Pages 232
Publisher Manchester University Press
Drawing on Julian Benda's famous Treason of the Intellectuals, this book exposes the damaging impact of market-driven ideology on the institution of the University, and calls for a reassertion of the values of knowledge-seeking, democracy and justice. -- .