Higher Education and the New Brutalism

Higher Education and the New Brutalism

“Memories of the university as a citadel of democratic learning have been replaced by a university eager to define itself largely as an adjunct of corporate power. Civic freedom has been reduced to the notion of consumption, education has been reduced to a form of training, and agency has been narrowed to the consumer logic of choice legitimated by a narrow belief in defining one’s goals almost entirely around self-interests rather than shared responsibilities of democratic sociability.”

”The crisis of higher education is about more than a crisis of funding and an assault on dissent; it is also about a crisis of memory, agency and politics.”