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Academic Cesspools

Selfmade707 Wrote: Apr 24, 2013 8:39 PM
We have this because we allow it. We also vote for liberals, progressives, rinos. The pool of candidates is a choice between bad and worse. All of the true talent have well paid jobs already, and won't take the pay cut of being a government employee. Sure, there are rich senators and congressional representatives, but most if not all got there by ripping off someone along the way.

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...