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Johan Östling

European debate. In American sociology and history of the 1950s and 1960s, ‘the German university’ had been branded a hotbed of reactionism – anti-democratic and illiberal, dedicated to metaphysics, and a forum for social preservation. Brandser argues that a reinterpretation occurred during the following decades: Humboldt was combined with a tradition of Anglo-Saxon liberal education at a time of an accelerating market adaptation of the university; and it was in this form that Humboldt’s ideas returned to Europe. As in all such processes of circulation, the transfer from

in Humboldt and the modern German university
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Achievement and self-doubt
Brian Pullan and Michele Abendstern

Page 52 The 1970s food, the most pressing problems of social policy and public order. But the University was properly concerned with liberal education as well as with vocational training. Manchester’s Muhammad Ali mentality might provoke iconoclasm, its boastfulness barely conceal a fundamental insecurity. But David Aaronovitch, who read history at Manchester in the mid-1970s after spending a year at Oxford, a southerner not easily impressed by the self-congratulation of the north, found that ‘an enormous . . . and tolerant, liberal academic institution, full of

in A history of the University of Manchester 1973–90
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John Toland and print and scribal communities
Justin Champion

liberal education and experience in foreign Courts’ and his ‘credit abroad’ to the service of the ministry. He would use both his tongue and his pen to reinforce the security of the Succession: because of his connections he could ‘draw’ information from the Hague, Hanover, Berlin, Dusseldorf and Vienna, as well as ‘diffuse’ policy in the same places. In return for these services he expected payment: perhaps ultimately a salary of £200 per annum (paid quarterly) but in the interim £20 would do. Acknowledging that the attentions of the ‘Jesuits of Christchurch’ meant that

in Republican learning
Johan Östling

bürgerlichen Welt. Universität in den gesellschaftlichen Reformdiskursen der westlichen Besatzungszonen (1945–1949)’, in H-Soz-Kult, http://www.hsozkult.de/publicationreview/id/ rezbuecher-21761 (11 March 2014) (accessed 15 February 2016). 28  Peter Uwe Hohendahl, ‘Humboldt Revisited: Liberal Education, University Reform, and the Opposition to the Neoliberal University’, New German Critique, 38:2 (2011), 161; Corine Defrance, ‘Die Westalliierten als Hochschulreformatoren (1945–1949): Ein Vergleich’, in Zwischen Idee und Zweckorientierung: Vorbilder und Motive von

in Humboldt and the modern German university