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Closed Minds

Author : Bruce L.R. Smith
ISBN : 0815701861
Genre : Political Science
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Contrary to popular belief, the problem with U.S. higher education is not too much politics but too little. Far from being bastions of liberal bias, American universities have largely withdrawn from the world of politics. So conclude Bruce L. R. Smith, Jeremy Mayer, and Lee Fritschler in this illuminating book. C losed Minds? d draws on data from interviews, focus groups, and a new national survey by the authors, as well as their decades of experience in higher education to paint the most comprehensive picture to date of campus political attitudes. It finds that while liberals outnumber conservatives within faculty ranks, even most conservatives believe that ideology has little impact on hiring and promotion. Today's students are somewhat more conservative than their professors, but few complain of political bias in the classroom. Similarly, a Pennsylvania legislative inquiry, which the authors explore as a case study of conservative activism in higher education, found that political bias was "rare" in the state's public colleges and universities. Yet this ideological peace on campus has been purchased at a high price. American universities are rarely hospitable to lively discussions of issues of public importance. They largely shun serious political debate, all but ignore what used to be called civics, and take little interest in educating students to be effective citizens. Smith, Mayer, and Fritschler contrast the current climate of disengagement with the original civic mission of American colleges and universities. In concluding, they suggest how universities can reclaim and strengthen their place in the nation's political and civic life.

Open Borders Closed Minds

Author : Robert Klein Engler
ISBN : 9781300949930
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Opening Closed Minds

Author : William John Reilly
ISBN : UCAL:B4355652
Genre : Interpersonal relations
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The Myth Of The Closed Mind

Author : Ray Scott Percival
ISBN : 9780812696851
Genre : Philosophy
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Religious zeal, suicide terrorism, passionate commitment to ideologies, and the results of various psychological tests are often cited to show that humans are fundamentally irrational. The author examines all such supposed examples of irrationality and argues that they are compatible with rationality. Rationality does not mean absence of error, but the possibility of correcting error in the light of criticism. In this sense, all human beliefs are rational: they are all vulnerable to being abandoned when shown to be faulty.

Open Minds Closed Minds And Christianity

Author : Colin Bower
ISBN : 0958490732
Genre : Christianity
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Open Skies Closed Minds

Author : Nick Pope
ISBN : 1910198684
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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'If you have the slightest interest in unidentified flying objects, you owe it to yourself to read what Nick Pope has to say.' The Independent 'A provocative book, written in a reasoned, dispassionate manner.' Review of Books An overview of the UFO mystery, written by the man who used to run the British Government's UFO project. This is a true insider's account of the phenomenon, and lifts the lid not just on classic cases like Roswell and the Rendlesham Forest incident, but on less well known cases too. This groundbreaking and highly controversial book highlights cases from the US, the UK, and the rest of the world, and Nick draws on his first-hand government experience to reveal what the authorities really know and think about UFOs, alien abductions, crop circles and animal mutilations. Open Skies Closed Minds was featured on Newsnight, serialised in the Daily Mail and reached number three in the hardback non-fiction list, staying in the top ten for ten weeks.

Open Spaces And Closed Minds

Author : Gary Marquardt
ISBN : WISC:89098698459
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Open Skies Or Closed Minds

Author : 'No Turning Back' Group
ISBN : 0850708532
Genre : Social policy
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Crevices Of Beautiful Minds

Author : Kai-Rogers, V. B.
ISBN : 9781681140599
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“The poems make us feel our tangled nature…always caught within the tensions between light and dark, these poems trace out the modern path through heartbreak and shaken beliefs towards affirmation of life. They will give you inspiration.” —Glen A. Mazis, author of The River Bends in Time.

Open Skies Or Closed Minds

Author : 'No Turning Back' Group
ISBN : 0850708532
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