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Bonfire of the Humanities

Rescuing the Classics in an Impoverished Age

by Victor Davis Hanson

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Published by ISI Books .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Educational Policy & Reform,
  • Education / Teaching,
  • Ancient and Classical,
  • United States,
  • Education,
  • Higher,
  • Education, Humanistic,
  • Aims & Objectives,
  • Classical education

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages373
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8684433M
    ISBN 101882926544
    ISBN 109781882926541


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