Bonfire of the Humanities Rescuing the Classics in an Impoverished Age

ISBN-10: 1882926544

ISBN-13: 9781882926541

Edition: 2001

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List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: ISI Books
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 410
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

Victor Davis Hanson is the military historian who is a professor of classics at California State University, Fresno. He has written several popular books on classic warfare, including "The Other Greeks", "Who Killed Homer?", & "The Western Way of War". He lives in Selma, California.

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introduction: Academic Populism and the Assault on the Classicsp. ix
What We Should Not Be and Not Do
Cultivating Sophistryp. 3
Socrates Redux: Classics in the Multicultural University?p. 29
Very Bad Theory
More Quarreling in the Muses' Birdcagep. 55
"Too Much Ego in Your Cosmos"p. 93
The Enemy Is Us: The "Betrayal of the Postmodern Clerks"p. 137
Elitists, Careerists, and Assorted Opportunists
Self-Promotion and the "Crisis" in Classicsp. 195
Who Killed Homer?: The Prequelp. 239
The Twilight of the Professorsp. 299
Epilogue: Not the Unabomberp. 309
Notesp. 335
Indexp. 359
About the Authorsp. 374
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