The Modern Language Association convened December 27-30 in Philadelphia for its 120th annual conference. The conference, known for its often unorthodox and lurid panel discussions, had a more serious tone this year, as academics considered the future of the humanities in this country. Academe of today, however, still finds itself gravitating towards low culture and trends, if not absurdity.
When federal agents denied a controversial Mid East scholar a work visa, the school that wanted to hire him also went into denial.
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Before you find him on offer as a university speaker or course, you may want to read the meticulously documented story of Cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal by former Accuracy in Academia executive director Dan Flynn.