Kirk, Russell
March 1980
National Review;3/7/1980, Vol. 32 Issue 5, p298
The article reflects on the difficulties in producing decent textbooks in the U.S. It describes the life of a textbook editor. It states the problems encountered in writing textbooks. It explores the views of A. M. Tibbetts of the University of Illinois on ideology.


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