Higher Education: The Pompous & the Profane

, Malcolm A. Kline, Leave a comment

In all of my lifetime, academics have always prided themselves on elevated discourse, frequently at the expense of the rest of us. Their claims of reaching this exalted state are increasingly, well, out of reach.

At the risk of going to the same well too often, we quote esteemed economist Walter Williams who brings up at least three incidents of scholars behaving badly in his May 2, 2018 Townhall column:

~”In New Jersey, Brookdale Community College professor Howard Finkelstein, in a heated exchange, was captured on video telling a conservative student, ‘F— your life!'”

~”At the City University of New York School of Law, students shouted down guest lecturer Josh Blackman for 10 minutes before he could continue his remarks.”

~”When Duke University President Vincent Price was trying to address alumni, students commandeered the stage, shouting demands and telling him to leave.”