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Academic Cesspools

Ronald Reagan Fan Wrote: Apr 24, 2013 10:17 AM
So Bowdoin is another member of academic skid row in America, where idiots who cannot get a real job are paid to do literally nothing of value to society. Truth is Bowdoin does nothing, literally nothing of value for students and society. How does anyone support this rathole?

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...