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Let’s Help Academia Destroy Itself

Jack2894 Wrote: Mar 04, 2013 4:45 PM
Paid for, yes, but that's a dodge. Because there will be a future, and medical procedures haven't been paid for yet. You can think its a waste all you want. I am always amazed at the degree to which conservative prefer ignorance over education.

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...