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Academic Cesspools

Kenneth L. Wrote: Apr 24, 2013 7:26 AM
We continually change the language (see George Lakoff's book, Don't Think of an Elephant!). It's ironic that Lakoff felt that liberals were losing the battle of semantics. It's liberals who dictate what language is politically correct, now in overt ways. The latest dictum is that we can't call illegal aliens "illegal." So diversity has replaced tolerance. No more "live and let live." And the consequence is that sometimes Loyal Democrat's satire is almost not able to be recognized. Reality has become farcical as we tie ourselves in politically correct knots to avoid saying we won't tolerate tolerance, etc.
Ron781 Wrote: Apr 24, 2013 1:14 PM
Have heard about drug dealers now being called unlicensed pharmacists.
Curtis108 Wrote: Apr 24, 2013 11:07 AM
No, that dictum is from the AP stylebook. When challenged, tell them that you have never adopted teh AP style for your life....

Over the past 10 years, I have written columns variously titled "Academic Cesspools," "Academic Dishonesty," "The Shame of Higher Education," "Academic Rot" and "Indoctrination of Our Youth." Therefore, I was not surprised by David Feith's April 5th Wall Street Journal article, "The Golf Shot Heard Round the Academic World." In it, Feith tells of a golf course conversation between Barry Mills, the president of Bowdoin College, in Brunswick, Maine, and philanthropist Thomas Klingenstein. Klingenstein voiced disapproval of campus celebration of diversity and ethnic differences while there's "not enough celebration of our common American identity."

Because Klingenstein wouldn't help finance the college's...