The Resource The burden of bad ideas : how modern intellectuals misshape our society, Heather Mac Donald

The burden of bad ideas : how modern intellectuals misshape our society, Heather Mac Donald

Label
The burden of bad ideas : how modern intellectuals misshape our society
Title
The burden of bad ideas
Title remainder
how modern intellectuals misshape our society
Statement of responsibility
Heather Mac Donald
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In closely reported stories from the streets of New York to the seats of intellectual power, Ms. Mac Donald shows how bad ideas get started and then acquire a life of their own. Her reports trace the transformation of influential opinion-makers (such as the New York Times) and large philanthropic foundations from confident advocates of individual responsibility, opportunity, and learning into apologists for the welfare state. The prevailing orthodoxy of ideas, she finds, has affected our law schools, our schools of education, our museums, even our schools of public health - with ruinous consequences for the teaching of our children."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mac Donald, Heather
Dewey number
361.2/5/0973
Index
index present
LC call number
JK468.P64
LC item number
M23 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Political planning
  • Intellectuals
  • Intellectuals
  • Political planning
  • United States
Label
The burden of bad ideas : how modern intellectuals misshape our society, Heather Mac Donald
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Compassion Gone Mad
  • Welfare's Next Vietnam
  • Foster Care's Underworld
  • Diallo Truth, Diallo Falsehood
  • The Billions of Dollars That Made Things Worse
  • Behind the Hundred Neediest Cases
  • Public Health Quackery
  • Law School Humbug
  • Why Johnny's Teacher Can't Teach
  • An F for Hip-Hop 101
  • Revisionist Lust: The Smithsonian Today
  • Homeless Advocates in Outer Space
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 242 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1028858740
Label
The burden of bad ideas : how modern intellectuals misshape our society, Heather Mac Donald
Link
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Compassion Gone Mad
  • Welfare's Next Vietnam
  • Foster Care's Underworld
  • Diallo Truth, Diallo Falsehood
  • The Billions of Dollars That Made Things Worse
  • Behind the Hundred Neediest Cases
  • Public Health Quackery
  • Law School Humbug
  • Why Johnny's Teacher Can't Teach
  • An F for Hip-Hop 101
  • Revisionist Lust: The Smithsonian Today
  • Homeless Advocates in Outer Space
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 242 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1028858740

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