By Eric Adler
Adler dissects 3 major controversies from the period: the so-called AJP affair, which supposedly pitted a conservative magazine editor opposed to his feminist detractors; the brouhaha surrounding Martin Bernal’s contentious Black Athena venture; and the dustup linked to Victor Davis Hanson and John Heath’s fire-breathing jeremiad, Who Killed Homer? He concludes via contemplating those controversies as a method to finish the hindrance for classical reports in American schooling. How can the examine of antiquity—and the humanities—thrive within the modern academy? This publication presents possible ideas to finish the predicament for classics and for the arts as well.
This significant paintings additionally contains findings from an internet survey of yank classical students, delivering the 1st extensively consultant effect of what they consider their self-discipline and its customers for the longer term. Adler additionally performed a number of in-depth interviews with individuals within the controversies mentioned, permitting readers to achieve the main trustworthy info attainable approximately those controversies.
Those fascinated by the liberal arts and how one can teach younger american citizens may still learn this booklet. available and jargon-free, this narrative of scholarly scandals and their context makes for either stress-free and thought-provoking reading.
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Classics, the Culture Wars, and Beyond by Eric Adler