Harry Landreth is Boles Professor Emeritus of Economics at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky. He has published diverse forms of economic writing, including articles in professional journals, textbooks, books, encyclopedia entries, opinion-editorial pieces, and articles for non-professional readers. His textbook,History of Economic Thought, currently in its fourth edition, has been translated into several languages.
This is a book about the decline of the academy by a man who loved to teach, worked closely with students outside the classroom,was a successful academic publisher, and was incredibly happy in his chosen profession. Yet he was part of a great tragedy, in that political movements that he was in complete sympathy with-civil rights, anti-war protests, and women’s liberation-had disastrous effects on higher education.
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