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Democratizing America

Shaf Nader and the Founding of an Impossible College

Published by Interlink Books
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

An important comtribution to the emerging debage about the role of community colleges in our changes society. ?Already past its manufacturing heyday, Winsted, Connecticut, the Naders’ hometown, was wrecked by the devastating 1955 flood. For Shaf Nader, Ralph's elder brother, the way to rebuild was by democratizing knowledge. A community college, he envisioned, would turn the old town into a regional hub of learning and creative citizenship. Impossible, people said, Winsted was too small, too gritty, too depressed. Turning those attitudes around took genius, persistence, and an uncommon gift of persuasion. This inspiring story is a close-up case study of grassroots change, and of a visionary leader who withstood ridicule and disappointment long enough to show hard-headed New Englanders what they really agreed on.

About The Author

Dimitra Doukas, Ph.D., is an anthropologist and the author of the groundbreaking study, Worked Over: The Corporate Sabotage of an American Community.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Interlink Books (November 15, 2016)
  • Length: 208 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781566560092

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