Is there any hope for the modern university? Can it be redeemed? Is it worth it?
These, among others, are the questions Cliff Kincaid of Accuracy in Media set out to answer in his new book Marxist Madrassas, in which he conducts a postmortem on America’s failed system of higher education that he claims has ripped off and let down both students and parents alike.
The book, coauthored by his son, Clifford Kincaid, and Dr. Tina Trent, diagnoses academia’s disease and offers a prescription to remedy the malady, albeit one that would ultimately require abandoning the modern university as we know it.
Cultural Marxism’s hold on America’s once-great institutions is, Kincaid suggests, largely to blame for our country’s higher-ed problem, which routinely suppresses one side (the conservative one) of the argument yet charges students ungodly amounts of money for degrees that yield few remunerative opportunities.
Kincaid calls it a scam.
“The real scam is leftist domination of higher education,” Marxist Madrassas contends. “It is why this book makes the case that old brick-and-mortar schools which have been taken over by the left can and should be replaced with true centers of learning that offer real academic freedom, and courses that teach marketable skills at a reduced cost.”
Kincaid himself is no stranger to the scam, and has even been a pers…
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