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The new treason of the intellectuals: Can the University survive?

Thomas Docherty


This book addresses the condition of the university today. There has been a fundamental betrayal of the institution by the political class, perverting it from its proper social and cultural functions. The betrayal has narrowed the scope of the university, through the commercial financialisation of knowledge as such. In short, the sector has been politicized, and now works explicitly to advance and serve a market-fundamentalist ideology. When all human values are measured by money, then wealth is mistaken for ‘the good’. Social, cultural and political corruption follow.  The University’s leader ... More

Keywords: Intellectuals, University, Democracy, Brexit, Ecocriticism, Market economics, Fundamentalism, Management, Justice, Populism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781526132741
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781526132741.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas Docherty, author
Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Warwick