THE GODKIN LECTURES ON THE ESSENTIALS OF FREE GOVERNMENT AND THE DUTIES OF THE CITIZEN
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The Uses of the University

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$35.50 • £28.95 • €32.00

ISBN 9780674005327

Publication: March 2001

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288 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

4 line illustrations, 6 tables

The Godkin Lectures on the Essentials of Free Government and the Duties of the Citizen

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The Uses of the University has been the single most influential book on the American research university. Kerr, who was president of the University of California, Berkeley, during the tumult of the Free Speech Movement, gave three lectures at Harvard in 1963 defining the role of the emerging ‘multiversity.’ New layers were added to the text in 1972, 1982, and again in 1994; all are included in this edition.—John Wilson, Books & Culture: A Christian Review

No book ever written has provided such a penetrating description of the modern research university or offered such insightful comments on its special tensions and problems. Anyone wishing to understand the American research university—past, present, and future—must begin with a careful reading of this book.—Derek Bok, President Emeritus, Harvard University

Still the finest introduction available to one of America’s most remarkable and least understood inventions: the research university. Probably the most learned, witty, and indiscreet book ever written by a university president, yet still wise in a way that stands the test of time.—Christopher Jencks, Northwestern University

An updated classic written by one of the legendary figures in American higher education. Each new edition has contained important and accurate predictions. The fourth edition will be no exception.—Henry Rosovsky, Harvard University