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  • The Devil and Webster

  • By: Jean Hanff Korelitz
  • Narrated by: Kate Burton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 65

Naomi Roth is the first female president of Webster College, a once-conservative school now known for producing fired-up progressive graduates. So Naomi isn't surprised or unduly alarmed when Webster students begin the fall semester with an outdoor encampment around "The Stump" - a traditional campus gathering place for generations of student activists - to protest a popular professor's denial of tenure.

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  • Disappointing!

  • By Roxanne on 07-12-17

Identity politics can poison an open mind.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-17-17

This book is an excellent illustration of when the beauty and necessity of youthful idealism is corrupted by charismatic self promoters. The story of a college president struggling with the illogical means of modern protest while simultaneously coming to terms with the fact that she is not one of them.

Identity politics runs amok on today's campuses. The devil and Webster is a perfect synopsis of the negative impact it can have on today's youth.