venue was HotHouse, the jazz, world music, and performing arts space around the
corner from the Chicago Hilton and Towers, where the American Sociological Association
was holding its annual meetings. The late-summer night was young, and the evening's
star was a drummer-being honored for 25 years at his day job as an editor with
the University of Chicago Press. In that quarter century Douglas Mitchell, AB'65,
has, by Press director Paula Duffy's count, shepherded 750 titles into print.
His range is as phenomenal as the numbers: classics, biography, law, political
science, literature, philosophy, history, sociology, gay studies, and about "200
other titles that defy categorization."
one-sided it falls off my bookshelf."
the right audience
the number right
the wrong note
The force of argument
Don M. Randel considers issues of free speech and intellectual community.
debate. We take our right to it as an article of faith on this campus, and we
think that, among other things, it sets us apart-for the better-from other institutions.
But the world's troubles in the past year have compelled us, once again, to reflect
on what we are prepared to tolerate, if not encourage, under the heading of rambunctious
debate. Are there limits? If so, how would we define and enforce them?
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will not be missed
by Jessica Abel, AB'91
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