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Feature 11.28.2018 47 minutes

“The Reichstag is Still Burning”: Harry Jaffa’s Prophetic Farewell to Higher Education

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This week's feature is based on the following essay (downloadable as a PDF) written by Professor Harry V. Jaffa in 1989, which served as his farewell address to full-time faculty status at Claremont McKenna College. It remains an illuminating and prophetic statement in response to political correctness and the decay of higher education in contemporary America. The newly published book of his writings from which it is taken can be purchased at the link below.

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Excerpted from The Rediscovery of America: Essays by Harry V. Jaffa on the New Birth of Politics (Rowman & Littlefield, 2019). All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or printed without further permission in writing from the publisher.

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