|"Say--this collective dialectic-stuff is really swell! |
That Marx fellow that Professor told us about may really be on to something!"
What they're really saying is they are above scrutiny and beyond criticism, even when they force students to sign loyalty pledges to Obama or hand out bad grades for using the word "mankind" or actually assault students, or call them terrorists for supporting Trump or simply waste the students time and money by teaching "The Sayings of Hillary" in Ancient Sumerian Cuneiform class. Not to be confused with Contemporary Sumerian Cuneiform. Not to be confused with the President's tweets.
There's a place for Leftism in academic discourse. But not the only place.
In the immortal words of Aristotle: "We have to choose between nihilism and the material paradigm of narrative. The subject is contextualised into a substructuralist desituationism that includes consciousness as a paradox."
CliffsNotes version: "Get over yourself, people."
(Did you see how I mixed the singular "yourself" with the plural "people"? I learned that at college. This one:)
|Alpha Beta Belushi!|
"How did we get here, and what can be done? On the first question, Mr. Haidt points to a braided set of causes. There’s the rise in political polarization, which is related to the relatively recent “political purification of the universities.” While the academy has leaned left since at least the 1920s, Mr. Haidt says “it was always just a lean.” Beginning in the early 1990s, as the professors of the Greatest Generation retired, it became a full-on tilt.
“Now there are no more conservative voices on the faculty or administration,” he says, exaggerating only a little. Heterodox Academy cites research showing that the ratio of left to right professors in 1995 was 2 to 1. Now it is 5 to 1."