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"Historian Jonathan Zimmerman, one of the keenest educational observers around, offers a steady, clear-eyed take on the great campus debates of our time. Bursting with insight, irony, and wit, Campus Politics is essential reading for anyone who cares about the future of American higher education."-Christopher P. Loss, Vanderbilt University
"Campus politics can be polarizing, even paralyzing. How do we unravel the collision of powerful social forces, divergent factual accounts, and seemingly irreconcilable ideological perspectives? Jonathan Zimmerman's brisk insights provide an elegant package of invaluable navigational tools: the engaging curiosity of a dedicated educator coupled with the even-tempered perspectives of a skilled historian. His perceptive answers to a candid, demanding set of FAQs project rare clarity into our foggy world." -Hiram E. Chodosh, President, Claremont McKenna College
"Are our campuses pondering lofty principles or beset by ideological posturing? Jonathan Zimmerman deftly guides us across disputes from diversity and correctness to sexual assaults and subtle aggressions. He brings insight and clarity to arenas where emotions too often hold sway." -Andrew Hacker, Queens College, author of The Math Myth
"Jonathan Zimmerman's Campus Politics offers a concise, informed, and spirited introduction to the major political issues roiling American colleges and universities today. Written with a historian's eye for detail, and in the same lively voice that has made Zimmerman a staple of the nation's op-ed pages, the book will help lay the groundwork for more enlightened debate." -Neil Gross, author of Why Are Professors Liberal and Why Do Conservatives Care?
"A versatile historian of education who doesn't shrink from addressing complex, controversial topics, Zimmerman has a gift for being precise and analytical without being inflammatory..." - Luther Spoehr, a History News Network reviewer and Senior Lecturer at Brown University