Advice for a Young Scholar: The Reading List

by Jason Fertig

David Clemens’s advice is taken to the next level by the citations used in his essay. While the piece was aimed at an aspiring scholar, anyone interested in exploring literature that is critical of academia should consider perusing the texts cited by Dr. Clemens:

  • The Higher Education Bubble by Glenn Reynolds
  • The Victims’ Revolution: The Rise of Identity Studies and the Closing of the Liberal Mind by Bruce Bawer
  • Teaching Literature by Elaine Showalter
  • America-Lite: How Imperial Academia Dismantled Our Culture (and Ushered In the Obamacrats) by David Gelernter
  • The Shadow University: The Betrayal of Liberty On America’s Campuses by Alan Kors and Harvey Silverglate
  • Unlearning Liberty: Campus Censorship and the End of American Debate by Greg Lukianoff
  • Disrupting Class, Expanded Edition: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns by Clayton Christensen, Curtis Johnson, and Michael Horn
  • DIY U: Edupunks, Edupreneurs, and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education by Anya Kamenetz
  • The Core: Teaching Your Child the Foundations of Classical Education by Leigh Bortins
  • The Skinny on Teaching: What You Don’t Learn in Graduate School by Jeff Anderson

Feel free to add other worthy reads (from both sides) to this list in the comments.  

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