An Affair to Remember: America’s Brief Fling with the University as a Public Good

This post is an essay about the brief but glorious golden age of the US university during the three decades after World War II.   American higher education rose to fame and fortune during the Cold War, when both student enrollments and funded research shot upward. Prior to World War II, the federal government showed little … Continue reading An Affair to Remember: America’s Brief Fling with the University as a Public Good