ON-Lion Letter
Since it first appeared in 1990, Roger Kimball's Tenured Radicals:  How Politics Has Corrupted Our Higher Education has become a leading critique of the ways in which the humanities are now taught and studied at American universities.  In the book, Kimball lays bare the sham of what now passes for serious academic pursuit in too many circles.  "[Y]esterday's radical is today's tenured professor or academic dean," he writes.

In Tenured Radicals' third edition, newly released from Ivan R. Dee, Kimball brings it up to date and adds a new introduction.  Those who have never read it are in for a treat; others may find a second reading well worth their while.

In a February "Between the Covers" interview with National Review's John J. Miller, available online, Kimball reflects on the how the Tenured Radicals' reception has changed.  "For at over time least ten years" now, Kimball tells Miller, "students have been much more receptive to the message of [the book], namely that it's a bad thing when the curriculum gets politicized and when higher education is ... turned over to ideologues rather than to scholars ....  [B]ut I haven't noticed any softening on the part of the faculty."

Kimball is president and publisher of Encounter Books and co-editor and publisher of The New Criterion

Encounter Books is an activity of Encounter for Culture and Education, a nonprofit group that is substantially supported by The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee.  Bradley also supports The New Criterion.
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