Works and Days: From the Classroom to the War

Tuesday, January 09, 2007
Works and Days: From the Classroom to the War: "Why when academia is so critical of other American institutions, from the Republican party and corporations to churches and the military, does it ignore its own colossal failures?"


Because they can?

4 comments:

David Thomson said...

I am been saying almost exactly the same thing for ages. Only an intellectual whore can usually obtain a soft science Phd. Sad, but true. These scum bags are turning our children against their country. It may even be too late to save the situation.

terrye said...

david:

A lot of those chidlren know these guys are full of it. And if the costs of tuition keeps going up a lot of parents are going to start sending their kids to trade school anyway.

truepeers said...

Because when everything is going peachy keen to plan in Campaign 1 (Deconstructing American naitonal institutions and every patriotic form of the sacred that might allow the people to understand what they share in common as a basis for their taking the lead in democratic self-government) it's rather hard to see how Campaign 2 (rule by a bureaucratic and social scientific elite), which you've convinced yourself will necessarily succeed once Campaign 1 succeeds, will fail. Anyway, the apparent implication that serious thinking or real education has anything to do with the academics' core objectives is one of VDH's momentary lapses from reality. It's all about building the New Heaven on Earth and so we don't want anyone asking too many questions.

truepeers said...

January 9, 2007 — Pace University administrators threatened to sic the cops on a Jewish-student club if it went ahead with plans to screen a critically acclaimed film about radical Islam, the head of the group charged yesterday.

Michael Abdurakhmanov, president of Pace Hillel, said two deans warned that showing the documentary film would implicate club members as suspects in two hate crimes involving the desecration of the Koran at the university’s lower-Manhattan campus last fall.

In addition, Abdurakhmanov said an assistant dean physically restrained him as he attempted to defend the film and his group in a meeting with administrators.

“The message was pretty clear, if you show this film, you’re going to incriminate yourself,” Abdurakhmanov said.

Pace spokesman Chris Cory acknowledged that officials encouraged Hillel to postpone the screening until tensions over the hate crimes dissipated, but dismissed the accusations of coercion as “far-fetched,” “implausible” and “unprofessional.”

Hillel had planned to screen “Obsession” during Judaism Awareness Week in November. The school stepped in after receiving complaints from Muslim students that the film negatively portrayed Islam.


-Now we can't be making negative comments about someone's belief system. This is a university (err... criminal gang... err... cult?) after all! (vis LGF