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Closed Minds?: Politics and Ideology in American by Bruce L. R. Smith, Jeremy D. Mayer, A. Lee Fritschler

By Bruce L. R. Smith, Jeremy D. Mayer, A. Lee Fritschler

Opposite to renowned trust, the matter with U.S. greater schooling isn't really an excessive amount of politics yet too little. faraway from being bastions of liberal bias, American universities have mostly withdrawn from the area of politics. So finish Bruce L. R. Smith, Jeremy Mayer, and Lee Fritschler during this illuminating e-book.

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In Madison’s case, opposition to potential political activities by the proposed university was a factor among some politicians who, somewhat in the fashion of contemporary critics, disliked the idea that students might be indoctrinated by their teachers. S. Supreme Court, in a decision written by Chief Justice John Marshall, rebuffed an effort to create a more utilitarian kind of university, in this case an attempt to alter the charter of the old Dartmouth College so as to serve the citizens of New Hampshire.

Andrew White of Cornell, for example, was an outspoken Republican who defended the Grant administration during its scandals and who voted for Blaine even though he conceded that Cleveland was the better man. Most Columbia professors in 1900 supported McKinley, as did President Nicholas Murray Butler. Butler even used the administrative services of his office, albeit furtively, to aid the McKinley campaign. A “liberal” of the day was President Charles Eliot of Harvard, who generally acted as a mugwump.

Butler even used the administrative services of his office, albeit furtively, to aid the McKinley campaign. A “liberal” of the day was President Charles Eliot of Harvard, who generally acted as a mugwump. He drifted toward the Democrats, leading to his overt support for Woodrow Wilson in 1912. S. Research University 37 Early in his presidency Eliot launched a campaign to puncture the myth that Harvard was only for “the sons of the rich” and sought to recruit middle-class and working-class students for Harvard.

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