The Uses and Abuses of the Modern University

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Mike talks with historical anthropologist Nicholas Dirks, Chancellor of UC Berkeley from 2013-2017, about his book City of Intellect: The Uses and Abuses of the University.

Topics Include:
– the public’s decline of faith in higher education
– if higher ed is focused on the right kind of diversity
– free speech as privileging dominant views
– what elite institutions are doing with their massive endowments
– rising education costs and administrative bloat at universities
– if public universities should take positions on political issues

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