This paper explores the proposition that if American higher education has been broadly successful in serving its society, it is in large part because American colleges and universities, and the system of which they are part, were created under conditions of weakness, both academic and financial.
March 1, 2003
Research and Occasional Papers Series (ROPS)
Trow, M. (2003). In Praise of Weakness: Chartering, the University of the United States, and Dartmouth College. UC Berkeley: Center for Studies in Higher Education.