Gerald Graff (1937–) from “Introduction: Conflict in America,” Beyond the Culture Wars: How Teaching the Conflicts Can Revitalize American Education (1992)
If we believe what we have been reading lately, American higher education is in a disastrous state. As pictured in a stream of best sellers, commission reports, polemical articles, and editorials, the academic humanities in particular look like a oncerespectable old neighborhood gone bad. The stately old buildings have been defaced with spray paint, hideous accumulations of trash litter the ground, and omnipresent thought police control the turf, speaking in barbarous, unintelligible tongues while enforcing an intolerant code of political correctness on the terrorized inhabitants.
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