By practicing the craft of tracing history that they themselves reject, we can see how we get the revisionist historians who, for better or worse, mostly the latter, now dominate academia
A couple of years ago when Yassir Arafat was still alive and kicking, I gave Ibrahim Hooper at least a half a dozen opportunities to denounce Arafat and the PLO in a five-minute telephone conversation: The CAIR spokesman ignored them all.
The latest pronouncement from academia correctly identifies the failings of public education but misdiagnoses the cause and, hence, offers a prescription that promises more of the same malady.
The infallibly off-base pedagogue can write his own ticket as prophet-in-residence.
Groups like Accuracy in Academia are providing the flashlight, and as the overpriced truth of American academia becomes visible, the purveyors of anti-Americanism, social and cultural relativism and overt nonsense will find the walls of their ivory towers less and less insulated from the real world, and we will all, particularly we students, be better off.
At Accuracy in Academia’s recent Capitol Hill event in Washington, D. C. , Conservative University, those in attendance heard from Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-NC), currently the youngest member of the U. S. House of Representatives.
When U. S. Rep. Joe Barton asked University of Virginia professor Michael Mann to show the science behind his global warnings, academics cried “witch hunt” but one of Mann’s peers thinks the congressman was onto something.
Teachers are using students, from kindergarten through college, as foot soldiers in environmental campaigns, whether they should be in class or not.
One would think that the College of the Holy Cross (HC) would actually have one of the religious artifacts on display but the only one we could find on the web site was attached to an “o” that is the symbol of the women’s studies program at the Worcester, Mass. School, and of the feminist movement itself.
Just for fun, imagine how the academic Left would react if dozens of colleges incorporated patriotism into their guiding principles and evaluated people according to their “patriotic dispositions.”