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ERIC Number: EJ1070649
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0748-8475
The Role of Higher Education in a Security State
Perelman, Michael
Thought & Action, p179-186 Fall 2005
What is the role of higher education when a nation moves toward a political climate in which the government has a free hand to do whatever it wants in the name of national security? If society faces a real threat that could destroy life as we know it, then we should all--including higher education--rise to its defense. However, if national security is merely used as a ruse to grab power, then higher education faces a very different imperative. Even if the threat is real, higher education still has a responsibility to carefully question the extent to which state power is justified. This article discusses the mission of higher education in relation to national security--to create informed discussion, and search for truth no matter where it leads.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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