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Let’s Help Academia Destroy Itself

AlsoSprachGideon Wrote: Mar 04, 2013 10:49 AM
The people who want to do us in including Al Quaeda, nuclear programs in North Korea and Iran, cyber terrorists in China and elsewhere - they should all relax and save their money. We have our very own Fifth Column who is doing their work for them. The very people from the science and mathematics group responsible for solid state physics, DNA, nuclear reactor and even discovering global warming - they learned to think at these "liberal arts" colleges you don't like.. Sure they "teach" silly courses on "women's rights in southern Nigeria". These sorts of courses are invented for football players who need automatic A without doing the work. Remember they also teach math, Shakespeare, German and how to write for a newspaper.

Conservatives should welcome the decline of academia as we know it. I, for one, will celebrate its death by engaging in the same activity that characterized my four years at what some call its pinnacle– drinking a lot of Coors Light.

There is still nostalgia among conservatives, especially older ones who have forgotten what college is really like, for the idea of higher education as a rigorous venue for intellectual growth, an environment of exciting and vibrant ideas shared by wise, caring educators dedicated to the pursuit of truth.

Today, it is nothing of the sort.

For the vast majority...