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Bonfire of the Humanities: Rescuing the Classics in an Impoverished Age
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Number of pages: 303
Language: English


With humor, lucidity, and unflinching rigor, the acclaimed authors of Who Killed Homer? and Plagues of the Mind unsparingly document the degeneration of a central if beleagured discipline - classics and reveal the root causes of its decline.

Hanson, Heath, and Thornton point to academics themselves -their careerist ambitions, incessant self-promotion, and overspecialized s