Manufacturing the attack on liberalized higher education

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So far as the general reading public knew, the PC debate burst suddenly onto the American scene toward the end of 1990. News-magazine readers learned about “political correctness” in the academy from feature stories in Newsweek and Time, 1 while higher-brow readers encountered it somewhat earlier in 1990, perusing Richard Bernstein’s “The Rising Hegemony of the Politically Correct” in the New York Times, John Searle’s “The Storm over the University” in the New York Review of Books, and a forum in the New York Times on “Opening Academia without Closing It Down.” 2 Business readers of the Wall Street Journal may have noticed early warnings of PC sounding throughout 1990ߝin, for instance, Gerald Sirkin’s “Multiculturalists Strike Back,” Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.’s “When Ethnic Studies Are Un-American,” Dorothy Rabinowitz’s “Vive the Academic Resistance,” and editorials titled “The Ivory Censor” and “Politically Correct.”

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAfter Political Correctness
Subtitle of host publicationThe Humanities and Society in the 1990s
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages41
ISBN (Electronic)9780429971020
ISBN (Print)9780813323367
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

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