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Academic Cesspools

Steve of CA Wrote: Apr 24, 2013 5:47 PM
I have a friend who attended Harvard, another who attended Stanford (both private colleges BTW), they were not indoctrinated. If you examine their course catalogs or watch some of their lectures, either in person or online, for the most part they are not propaganda sessions.

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...