About this title: In the half century since World War II, American academic culture has changed profoundly. Academic figures who have helped to produce many of these changes explore how four disciplines in the social sciences and humanities--political science, economics, philosophy, and literary studies--have been transformed. The book compares the different paths these disciplines have followed and the consequent alterations in their relations to the larger public.
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