It was right around the same time that Marc Lamont Hill (“Professor, Author, Speaker, Public Intellectual,” according to his website) claimed to Bill O’Reilly that conservatives and Republicans are incapable of “performing intellectuality” that I noticed the dissection of Newt Gingrich’s 1971 dissertation, first in the riposte by another public intellectual, Maureen Dowd.
Eric Alterman, Senior Fellow and “distinguished professor of English” at Brooklyn College, City University of New York, asks in his most recent article, “Why Do the Mainstream Media Like the Tea Party More than Occupy Wall Street?”
In a turn-around that made the Dissident Prof’s head spin more than Linda Blair’s in The Exorcist, the Center for American Progress, the think tank co-founded by George Soros, posted several articles and held conferences praising (gasp!) the founding fathers. The respectful reference comes in an article posted last month on the organization’s web page, and co-authored by the organization’s longtime President and CEO, now chairman of the board, John Podesta, President Clinton’s Chief of Staff.
Students have been primed to engage in such protest activities as those in Wisconsin on behalf of those who hand out their grades.
For college students at the memorial service for the victims of the January 8th shooting at Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords’ event the benediction by a longhaired college professor invoking “masculine energy” and “feminine energy” that somehow coalesces in a magical middle confirms the validity of their lessons in multiculturalism and the virtue of primitivism.
The media, FBI Director Robert Mueller, and Democrat politicians are predictably using the tragic shooting of Gabrielle Giffords by what appears to be a mentally deranged young man to make political points and clamp down on opposing speech.
Finally, a Kennedy has come out to denounce, albeit in a very small way, one of the privileged professors who have worked, both inside and outside the classroom, on behalf of murderous revolution.
“We are terrorizing ourselves.” So says Fawaz Gerges, professor at the London School of Economics.
Howls of protest are coming from Los Angeles teachers whose evaluations on their effectiveness in raising student test scores have been published in the Los Angeles Times. But that is to be expected, for teachers are among the very few professions who feel that they can write their own job descriptions and evaluations.
I was probably one of the last people in the world to learn about the attack on September 11, 2001.
The slave-turned-abolitionist Frederick Douglass answered this question.
I’m part of a group that can be “ugly,” according to Paul Krugman.
Hank Johnson seems to be doing little except sending out newsletters bragging about the stimulus in his re-election effort.
Since Al spends so much time on saving Planet Earth he probably doesn’t have time to find a date, so I'll write a personals ad for him.
Collaboration, or working in groups, is a favorite pedagogical strategy of hung-over graduate teaching assistants, soviet indoctrinators, educators with advanced degrees, and social studies teachers too dumb to do anything else.
Imagine if, as you chat with your child’s first-grade teacher and ask about how he decided to embark on a career in education, he told you, “I walked out of jail and into my first teaching job.”
Republican Chairman Michael Steele, regrettably, has fallen into the trap set by the Democrats by disavowing Rush Limbaugh.
When I teach Barry Goldwater’s 1964 Republican Convention speech to my college students, the few students who know who Barry Goldwater was usually claim that he was a reactionary racist.