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978-1-4985-0246-7 • Hardback • December 2016 • $93.00 • (£72.00)
978-1-4985-0247-4 • eBook • December 2016 • $88.00 • (£68.00)
Daniel E. Cullen is professor of political science at Rhodes College
1. Liberal Education and Liberal Democracy
2. Political Science and Civic Education
3. Jefferson’s Failed Vision of Education as a Constitution of Liberty
4. Civic Education and Economic Liberty
5. Educating for National Security
6. Liberal Education, Civic Responsibility and Patriotism
7. Educating for Citizenship: Problems and Prospects
8. Liberal Education, Politics, and the Problem of Freedom
9. What’s So Liberal about the Liberal Arts?
10. A Dirge for the Liberal Arts, a Defense of Western Civilization, and a Prescription for Teaching Patriotism
Dan Cullen's excellent and timely new book on liberal education includes some of the most provocative and thoughtful thinkers of our time—Bill McClay, Robby George, John Agresto—who tackle the tough question about how free education should be in a free society. Can it, should it, tell the truth? Going against the grain of political correctness in America today, they insist on telling the truth, and they hold out good hope that the nation and its citizens will be the better for it.
— Colleen Sheehan, Villanova University
Daniel Cullen has assembled some of America’s leading thinkers on liberal democracy and liberal education to consider an old but still pressing question: what type of education is suited to a free people such that they might enjoy, and maintain, their freedom? The contributions are fascinating on their own terms, and they interact with one another in surprisingly fresh ways. Essential reading for anyone who cares about the formation of democratic citizens.
— Bradley C. S. Watson, Saint Vincent College