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Let’s Help Academia Destroy Itself

Jack2894 Wrote: Mar 04, 2013 4:37 PM
I understood it perfectly well. My response alluded to the number of folks posting here who want to eliminate all government funding. WHy is it a stretch to suggest they should live without the products of government funding?

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...