Strategy is actually a fraud perpetrated by those who covet power and are intent on concealing from the plain folk the fact that the people in charge are flying blind.
“When the leadership in a field threatens careers if one does anything to help the U. S. Army better understand cultures and peoples in order to conduct the most precise, effective, and moral warfare it is no wonder that few anthropologists find the fortitude to cross the party line.”—Dan G. Cox, associate professor of political science at the School of Advanced Military Studies.
“Were the EU a term paper, a lenient professor would likely give it a D+.”— Jakub Grygiel, the George H.W. Bush Senior Associate Professor of International Relations at the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University
“I did not understand—and failed to do the necessary research on—how the nonacademic work force operated, what its expectations were, and most important, how I could persuade nonacademic employers to hire me, a historian of…
“Austan Goolsbee—the name alone tells you that he was Skull and Bones.”—
Former Accuracy in Academia executive director Dan Flynn
“The apparent fear that so many young people have of ever being quiet enough to listen to the narrator in their heads and hear what it is saying, is thoroughly dysfunctional.”— Adam Garfinkle, Editor of The American Interest magazine, at the Foreign Policy Research Institute forum on “Teaching the Middle East: Between Authoritarianism and Reform,” held October 15-16, 2011.
“One might sooner see a herd of unicorns march down Wall Street that a world where student loans are interest-free.” Eric Hoover in The Chronicle of Higher Education, December 2, 2011.
“I’ve had students say, ‘rights come from democracy,’ and I say, ‘No, democracy comes from your rights.’”—Charles Hill, senior lecturer at Yale University in a speech at the Heritage Foundation on November 17, 2011.
“Solutions to political problems will not come solely from scientific theories; a good grasp of Keynesian economics is critical for current political conversations, too.”— Muhlenberg College biologist Bruce Wightman.
“The United States had become a great and powerful nation before it centralized administration.”—John Marini of the University of Nevada-Reno at Claremont Institute forum on October 20, 2011.