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Intellectual Proletarians in the 20th Century

Tim Foley for The Chronicle Review

November 28, 2010 Premium content for subscribers. Subscribe Today

Academic labor has lost a lot of ground, and fast, in the last few decades. In 1970 roughly three-quarters of professors were on the tenure-track; now only 27 percent are, according to the American Federation of Teachers. Most critics focus on the...

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