Saturday, August 06, 2022

Three Books

 When, over lunch in Philadelphia in the spring of 2010, I asked [history professor Alan Charles Kors] which books, in his view, had most influenced the way in which the humanities are taught today, he answered readily, saying that three specific works were responsible "nearly in toto" for the political mentality that undergirds the humanities today: Antonio Gramsci's Prison Notebooks; Paulo Freire's Pedagogy of the Oppressed; and Franz Fanon's The Wretched of the Earth.

- Bruce Bawer, The Victims' Revolution: The Rise of Identity Studies and the Closing of the Liberal Mind

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