Never underestimate the influence of intellectuals, because the theories they are promoting today will be the basis of tomorrow’s political programmes. This was the warning which F A Hayek issued in this essay in 1949. Recently re-published with a new introduction and foreword, it stands as one of his most persuasive works.
This tightly argued paper asks two fundamental questions about the nature of higher education in this country. Does Britain provide too much higher education, and are the current funding mechanisms fair and efficient? Lange's answers to these questions are controversial, but make a timely contribution to this on-going debate.
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