Book description:Genre: Education
1st ed. of "Bonfire of the Humanities: Rescuing the Classics in an Impoverished Age".
ISBN 13: 9781882926541
Number of pages: 303
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