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CAUT Bulletin Archives

May 2008

A landmark point

William Bruneau’s review of David Levine’s Powers of the Mind: The Reinvention of Liberal Learning in America (Bookshelf, April Bulletin) takes the author to task for a Chicago-focused approach to developments in liberal education and an apparent ignorance of related progress in Canada. Professor Bruneau asks: “Was U of C entirely unaware of things happening just across Lake Michigan?” I don’t know if U of C was or was not aware of things happening “just across Lake Michigan,” but based on my atlas, I’m pretty sure they were aware that such things were or were not happening in the State of Michigan.

Jim Buttle
Trent University

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