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  1. Academic Boycott of South Africa
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
  2. Academic Fraud and the Ponzi Scheme of 'Higher Learning'
    Higher Education in Crisis

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    It’s sad to say, but U.S. higher education increasingly resembles a pyramid scheme. The schools at the top continue to compete for elite students, by appealing to prospective applicants via the creation of a slew of amenities (the "climbing wall" phenomenon) and offering a unique college "experience." Non-elite colleges and universities are the losers in this process, fighting with each other for a dwindling number of state tax dollars amidst huge increases in tuition costs.
  3. American Power and the New Mandarins
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1969
    Chomsky writes about American power and violence, especially in the context of the Vietnam war, and he focuses especially on the complicity of American intellectuals in supporting and enabling the American imperial project.
  4. The Bishop Strachan School
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  5. Bound By Power
    Intended Consequences

    Resource Type: Book
    These essays focus on how power and ideology work within society. Interviews are with Noam Chomsky, Linda McQuaig, Robert Bertuzzi and others. They speak to the issues of the understanding of power and political dissent, the repression of dissent in post 9/11 media coverage and the war on terror.
  6. The Case Against Alan Dershowitz
    Plagiarism, Cover Up and Misrepresentations

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2008
    Documents numerous instances of plagiarism and misrepresention by Alan Dershowitz in his smear campaigns against critics of Israel.
  7. Chomsky.Info
    Resource Type: Website
    The Noam Chomsky Web site.
  8. Connexions Library: Education, Children Focus
    Resource Type: Website
    Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on education and children.
  9. For Lust of Knowing
    The Orientalists and their enemies

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2006
    A rebuttal of Edward Said which examines who the Orientalists were, how historically they advanced their disciplines, and what their achievements have been. Irwin calls Said's book "a work of malignant charlatanry."
  10. Free Speech and Acceptable Truths
    Statement of the Alumni for Responsible Speech

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2008
    While we support freedom of speech and academic freedom, we believe that university administrations have a duty to provide a safe learning environment in which students and faculty are protected by incorrect or harmful ideas. To achieve this safe learning environment, it will be necessary for the university authorities to cleanse the university's libraries of harmful books, to block inappropriate Internet sites, to ban guest lectures who hold improper views, and to identify and prosecute students and faculty who are guilty of thought crimes.
  11. Helping you reach the media
    How Sources can help you get more and better media coverage

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    Media coverage is the most valuable kind of publicity there is because it is based on the news value or information value of what you do or say, and is therefore far more credible than paid publicity like advertising. SOURCES makes it possible for organizations, institutions, companies, and individuals to reach the media effectively, consistently, and inexpensively. SOURCES has been helping organizations, companies, institutions, and individuals get media attention for over 30 years.
  12. How Does the Subaltern Speak?
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    Vivek Chibber argues that postcolonial theory discounts the enduring value of Enlightenment universalism at its own peril. Focusing particularly on the strain of postcolonial theory known as subaltern studies, Chibber makes a strong case for why we can -- and must -- conceptualize the non-Western world through the same analytical lens that we use to understand developments in the West. He offers a sustained defense of theoretical approaches that emphasize universal categories like capitalism and class. His work constitutes an argument for the continued relevance of Marxism in the face of some of its most trenchant critics.
  13. Humanism Betrayed
    Ideology, and Culture in the Contemporary University

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2001
    This book offers a defence of liberal humanism as a philosophy of higher education, particularly in the humanities, against the illiberal trends, political and intellectual, that are currently dominating the university.
  14. Humanism Betrayed - Table of Contents and Introduction
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2001
    A defence of liberal humanism as a philosophy of higher education, particularly in the humanities, against the illiberal trends, political and intellectual, that are currently dominating the university.
  15. Karl Marx's Theory of Revolution
    Volume II: The Politics of Social Classes

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1978
    Draper ranges through the development of the thought of Marx and Engels on the role of classes in society.
  16. The Menace of Liberal Scholarship
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1969
    Noam Chomsky builds upon Senator Fullbright's criticism of social science scholars which suggests that they have failed to act as independent critics of government policies and having instead become agents. Chomsky agrees with Fullbright that this phenomena betrays public trust and states that the subversion of scholarship is a threat to society as a whole. He reveals several causes of this subversion, for example the access to power, shared ideology, and professionalization. Through the presentation of the positions of numerous scholars, he explores this malady and points to the potential of the intellectual community to revolutionize this tradition of scholarship though a more humane, objective, and independent movement.
  17. No Grades in Higher Education Now!
    Is the Revolution any closer?

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Author and social scientist Stuart Tannock has recently published a historical and critical overview of the practice of grading in education.
  18. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - September 10, 2016
    Back to School

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    Education – about the world, and about social change in particular – is a key element in the work that Connexions does. In this issue of Other Voices, we explore a few aspects of the ways in which education and educational institutions are changing. We also look at ways in which education is used to bring about change.
  19. 'Radical Academia: Beyond the Audit Culture Treadmill'
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    It was not just in economics that the radicals retreated; it happened in all the social sciences and humanities. And not just because of political timidity; they had been outflanked. Knowledge production had changed in ways that disadvantaged radicals.
  20. Said, Edward, Critical Notes on
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2005
    Edward Said was admired by the anti-imperialist left for his courageous defence of Palestinian rights. However, Irfan Habib argues that unfortunately Said's scholarly work, notably his major work 'Orientalism,' was confused and sloppy to be point of being unethical.
  21. Edward Said's shadowy legacy
    Tricky with argument, weak in languages, careless of facts: but, thirty years on, Said still dominates debate

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2008
    So many academics want the arguments presented in Edward Said's Orientalism (1978) to be true. It discourages any kind of critical approach to Islam in Middle Eastern studies.
  22. Sources Select Universities, Colleges, and Institutes
    Resource Type: Website
    Published: 2009
    Academic experts available to take media calls about their area of expertise.
  23. Teaching Johnny To Walk
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1969
    The description of a pilot study on infant ambulation drawing from two techniques: Richardson's and Chambers' "life milieu deprivation" and Kalstadt's "rehearsal prolongation".
  24. Ten Days That Shook the University
    On the Poverty of Student Life

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1966
    Published in 1966 at the University of Strasbourg by students of the university and members of the Internationale Situationniste.
  25. The University of Toronto
    A History

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2002

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