One of the lesser known policies of the era of Mao Tse Tung was the relegation of Confucianism to the memory hole in Communist China. Lately, Confucius has been making a reappearance there, according to an historian from the University of Pittsburgh.
Class warfare may have little appeal to the masses but academics, who are mostly in the upper class, can’t get enough of it.
The Royal News of my alma mater—the University of Scranton—brings me the latest at Da U.
Academics rarely miss a chance, in or out of the classroom, to promote their ideas. What they do far less frequently is invite inquiry.
Probably because they wouldn’t be caught dead going anywhere near one, academics frequently misunderstand the nature of TEA parties, then go public with their conclusions as though they were revealed truth.
A group of College Republicans at the University of California-Merced recently made a video in which they asked fellow students who support redistribution of wealth if they would support redistribution of GPA points.
Two academics writing in The Chronicle Review offer a more clear-eyed assessment of the Muslim Brotherhood than most intellectuals have offered. Unfortunately, they go on to equate it with the Catholic Church.
Academics may be increasingly reluctant to recognize Christmas but they do notice it.
College professors love to talk about how vital their work is in a democracy but some high-profile administrators have actively sought and received donations from rulers in one-party states without a peep of protest from their star faculty members.
President Obama recently delivered a broadside against standardized testing that might be worth further examination.