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Alcibiades And The Politics Of Rumor In Thucydides, C.D.C. Reeve Jan 2011

Alcibiades And The Politics Of Rumor In Thucydides, C.D.C. Reeve

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This is a story about Alcibiades, about Athens, and about the politics of rumor. When rumor set its claws into Alcibiades, it contributed not only to his own downfall, but to the downfall of Athens. The very traits that made Alcibiades an effective public figure also made him vulnerable to rumor. In the end, Thucydides himself excised rumor from his own histories because he came to see its destructive force


From The Platitudinous To The Absurd, Sidney Hook Jan 1970

From The Platitudinous To The Absurd, Sidney Hook

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Henry Aiken has misrepresented the history of the university, and the historical context of this debate. The university should be depoliticized in order to protect academic freedom.


The Academy Is Political, Fred F. Harcleroad Jan 1970

The Academy Is Political, Fred F. Harcleroad

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The university is political as a matter of fact, and the people who hold the power are the people who have the money and fund the university. However, Henry Aiken is wrong about the history of General Education. It was not created for ideological purposes.


Can American Universities Be Depoliticized, Henry David Aiken Jan 1970

Can American Universities Be Depoliticized, Henry David Aiken

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Every institution in society is involved in politics, and the university is no exception. So the university cannot be depoliticized. The question is how, and to what ends the university should be involved in politics. The answer is determined by the task of the university, which is to educate men and women for life in a free society. This has some specific political implications.