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Nile Green

Nile Green

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Nile Green is Professor of History at UCLA and Director of the UCLA Program on Central Asia. He is the author of Terrains of Exchange: Religious Economies of Global Islam and the forthcoming The Love of Strangers: What Six Muslim Students Learned in Jane Austen’s London.

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    Higher Education and the Crisis of Democracy

    Daniel Chirot

    Three recent books by established academics add to the chorus of those decrying the slow and steady death of what used to be called a “liberal education.” Because a proper understanding of history and human complexity is necessary for democracy, Daniel Chirot of the University of Washington thinks the authors are right to worry.

    reviews three recent books that aim to defend liberal education in an age of anti-liberal extremes.
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