Paul Reitter teaches in the German Department at Ohio State University, where he is also the director of the Humanities Institute. With Louis Menand and Chad Wellmon, he recently co-edited The Rise of the Research University: A Sourcebook (2017). His writing has appeared in The Nation, Harper’s, The Paris Review, TLS, and Bookforum.
Field of Dreams: Public Higher Education in the United States
Paul Reitter and Chad Wellmon review Christopher Newfield’s new book on public universities....