A Skeptic Among Scholars: August Frugé on University Publishing
©University of California Press, 1993

August Frugé


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22 January 2003 |

The chief fact about Berkeley [in the mid-1940s] was, of course, the University, then generally respected in town although sometimes resented for taking property off the tax rolls. And lest nostalgia imply too mild a picture, we may remember that all is not harmony and good will inside a university. There may be partial protection from the commercial and political world — or at least there used to be — but strife is common within. Faculty and business officers do not see eye to eye. Power struggles convulse departments. Young teachers fight for tenure, older ones wage intellectual battles, sometimes against each other. … Intolerance there was, but no one invaded a professor’s office or shouted him down at meetings.


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