[Item #5320] Education and the Cold War: The Battle for the American School. Andrew Hartman.
Education and the Cold War: The Battle for the American School
Education and the Cold War: The Battle for the American School

Education and the Cold War: The Battle for the American School

New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008. First Printing. Hardcover. I picture two very different “intended,” or “prospective” audiences when considering Andrew Hartman’s “Education and the Cold War: The Battle for the American School.” One audience is has an element of the proverbial “choir” about it. It considers itself profoundly “anti-racist,” and is—as remains so often the case—laudably earnest about its desire to end the ‘isms’ and ‘phobias’ so painful to minority groups of almost every hue and stripe throughout this nation’s alternately heroic-&-checkered history. The second group is one that, at least insofar as its contemporary manifestation is not considered “conservative,” or “Republican,” for that matter. The writer, Andrew Sullivan’s assertion that “we all live on-campus, now” has never rang truer, — and Hartman’s enthusiastic (& at times, somewhat apologetic re-counting and re-valuation of factors as more or less contributory to the state of perceived hostility academics & educators considered themselves as existing “under” (c. 2008, and for many years before the publication of Hartman's work) speaks to both (now all too familiar) political-&-domestic “realities.” Since these Marxists' ideas existed on the westernmost edge of political discourse ("discourse" as then found “acceptable” by the cultural mood ring that is the Overton Window, this grumbling contingent claimed, that there was something almost intellectually segregationist going on behind the curtain. These committed leftists, to use a sports-based example, felt like healthy, dynamic wide receivers that some cranky referee refuses to let back into the game at the moment his quarterback needs him most. If they can't run their best plays, “they can’t run their offense,” to hilariously make their argument for them in terms those Marxists -- who often disdain simple American joys, like Football will never understand. But their argument, in the abstract—states the following: "If finally allowed into the rooms in which the decisions are made…if finally allowed to get our hot little hands on the levers of production, influence, and power, — we will rise to find ourselves of clipped wing, no-longer. "Hardcover in illustrated boards: First Edition (of “March, 2008)," as stated on copyright page; First Printing, as indicated by number sequence, thereon. In very fine condition, bordering on “as new” designation were it not for few mild, low-visibility constellations of rubbing present near along fine-edges of front the work’s front cover, else pristine. Very Fine. [Item #5320]

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