I have one more thing to say about the kind of critique I tried to fashion [in Possible Lives]. Academic training is agonistic; graduate study instills in us the penchant for critique, and the disciplinary tools to do it. More generally, Western intellectual life is energized by attack and counterattack â€” just read the letters section of a magazine like The Nation. It is less common â€” and perhaps more difficult â€” to find shared concerns or seek collaborative resolution. (303)
Rose, Mike. An Open Language: Selected Writing on Literacy, Learning, and Opportunity. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2006.
found via: Lindquist, Julie. “Review: Looking Back at the Road Ahead.” College English 70.1 (Sept. 2007): 70-78.