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The Metaphysical Club: A Story of Ideas in America - Part 5, Chapter 15 Freedoms, Section 2 Summary & Analysis

Louis Menand
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Part 5, Chapter 15 Freedoms, Section 2 Summary

Dewey, Arthur Lovejoy, and J. McKeen Cattell created the American Association of University Professors in 1915 as an equivalent to the American Bar Association or the American Medical Association. It was never intended to become a professional guild or union. However, after operating for two years and having thirty-one investigations of wrongful termination, a union is exactly what it became.

They sold this organization to the public, stating that it protected university and college professors from termination due to political or personal thoughts differing from the university or college president or board of trustees. The public loved it.

Part 5, Chapter 15 Freedoms, Section 2 Analysis

Most every person in the academic field had been terminated or knew someone who had been terminated because they said something the establishment did not like. The reader has seen this throughout the book. The...

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