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9/9/09: Lost in the Meritocracy

Walter Kirn
Walter Kirn

By Doug Fabrizio

Salt Lake City, UT – What does it mean to get an education? As a high school student, the writer and critic Walter Kirn saw it as a way out of rural, run-down America, a path to the big city and bigger ideas. But life at Princeton wasn't quite what he had expected. Instead of a bastion of higher learning - it was just another set of academic hoops and competing for competition's sake. Wednesday, Kirn joins Doug to talk about his harrowing journey through American academia.

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