About this book
A contemporary manifesto in defence of our universities, written in a funny, polemical and charged style and taking no prisoners from the government to private companies. At a time of perceived crisis in our universities, this book defends their cultural, economic and humanitarian value.
Across the world, universities are more numerous than they have ever been, yet at the same time there is unprecedented confusion about their purpose and skepticism about their value. This title offers an argument for rethinking the way we see our universities, and why we need them.