VEBLEN, Thorstein.

The Higher Learning in America:

A Memorandum On the Conduct of Universities By Business Men.

New York: B. W. Huebsch, 1918 Stock Code: 113351
£225.00

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First edition, first printing. In his analysis of the structure of American university communities, Veblen (1857-1929) argues that the ideal university, where one seeks knowledge for its own sake, does not exist in the United States and that "the reason for this is that business ethics and practices had been incorporated into the management of American universities" (Vidich, The Higher Learning in America in Veblen's Time and our Own, International Journal of Politics, Culture and Society, 1994).

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Description

Octavo. Original dark green fine-ribbed cloth, titles to spine gilt, publisher's device and single frame to front board in blind.

Condition

Bookplate of Charlotte Hunnewell Martin to front pastedown. Margins of text block gently toned. An excellent copy.

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