Jews, Jewish Studies and the American Humanities

By Arnold Eisen

Tikkun, September 1989

For the past several years America has been engaged in a fierce debate about whether it has any shared values upon which to build a unified community. That debate has taken a unique form in the academy, where professors have debated the legitimacy of continuing a single "Western Civilization" requirement that would impose one particular set of books as "the canon." The debate at Stanford, in particular, received national attention and the author describes how the conflict affected him.

Topic: Culture, Judaic Studies, Higher Education, Jewish Studies, Values

Name of Publication: Tikkun Magazine

Page Number(s): 4-5

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Eisen, Arnold. Jews, Jewish Studies and the American Humanities. Tikkun Magazine. Tikkun. September 1989: 4-5. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=8572


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