Described as one of the 101 Most Dangerous Academics in America by right-wing critic David Horowitz, Michael Berube has become a leading liberal voice in the ongoing culture wars. This smooth and swift read (New Criterion) offers a definitive rebuttal of conservative activists' most incendiary claims about American universities, and in the process makes a supple case for liberalism itself. An important polemic as well as a clear-eyed, occasionally quite humorous account of the joys and frustrations of running a college classroom (New York Observer), this book is required reading for anyone concerned about the political climate on and off campus.
Michael Berube is a professor of literature at Pennsylvania State University. He is the author of Life As We Know It: A Father, a Family, and an Exceptional Child. He lives in State College, Pennsylvania.