Category Archives: The Ivory Tower

This Isn’t Important

As Gaius seems to have gone off someplace (possibly to help OJ Simpson track down the real killer), I feel I should post something here.  Unfortunately, most of my blogging of late has involved calling people names (I know, I … Continue reading

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Commencement Advice

Before you pick up that diploma, P.J. O'Rourke has some grand advice before you leave the ivory tower. So now, it's my job to give you advice. But I'm thinking: You're finishing 16 years of education, and you've heard all … Continue reading

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Diminishing The Universities

Robert Maranto, an associate professor of political science at Villanova University, writes an op-ed in Today's Washington Post that exposes, yet again, the decidedly leftist bias in academia today. He points out, quite reasonably, that the impact of this institutional … Continue reading

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They’re Watching Over You

The debacle of the lost data disks in Britain – where the revenue office lost two disks containing highly personal data of millions of Britons – just took a turn for the worse. A lot worse, in fact. It seems … Continue reading

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Hate Means Never Having To Say You’re Sorry

Stuart Taylor, Jr. writes a stinging column in the National Journal denouncing the rot of political correctness that infests most colleges and universities – and not a few high schools in the United States. He starts with the example of … Continue reading

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More Of What’s Under The Rock

Bryan at Hot Air managed to secure an interview with Dr. Linda Gottfredson of the University of Delaware who, along with her colleague Dr. Jan Blits, were instrumental in getting FIRE all fired up about the Orwellian indoctrination program that … Continue reading

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The Effect Of Sunlight On The Metropolis

It is amazing what turning over a rock and exposing what is underneath to a bit of sunlight can do. Just a couple of days ago the sun shone down on the Orwellian and frankly racist policies of the University … Continue reading

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Welcome To Metropolis

This is pretty shocking. The University of Delaware is actually indoctrinating students who live in campus housing. It is nothing less than that, in fact, the  university’s own "teaching" materials refers to it as a “treatment” for students’ "incorrect attitudes … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong With George Washington University?

After a scandal earlier this month where a "progressive" student group posted anti-Muslim fliers around campus in an attempt to damage a conservative group you'd think people would tone things down. Not so. Campus authorities are now investigating the appearance of … Continue reading

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No Diversity At All

Mark Moyar writes about his effort to obtain a professorship at the University of Iowa history department. This appears to be a case very much like what George Will wrote about yesterday in the social work field. While the University … Continue reading

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Indoctrination + Suppression = Social Work

George Will has a column out today that really ought to send chills down your spine if you are genuinely concerned with freedom – regardless of your political orientation. The column focuses on the indoctrination of social workers and the … Continue reading

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Backlash

Some conservative bloggers were quite happy when Lee Bollinger, Dean of Columbia University, denounced Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Monday. They thought they owed Bollinger an apology. While I thought Bollinger did a good job of telling Ahmadinejad what he really is, I still maintain that … Continue reading

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Poking The Tiger In A Cage

Bret Stephens, writing in the Opinion Journal, is not impressed with Columbia University's invitation of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to speak there. He looks at their justifications and finds them seriously lacking. He imagines what an appearance by Hitler at Columbia would … Continue reading

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One Reason I Think Columbia Made A Mistake

Yes, Lee Bollinger did a masterful smackdown of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Yes, he exposed a lot of the mad ravings of Iran's president for what they are – mad ravings. All to the good, in the great scheme of things. Bollinger … Continue reading

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No Gays In Iran

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad revealing that there are no gays in Iran:   Since we know that there were gays – (Graphic content warning at link)  before they were executed – does this mean that they are all finished with the job … Continue reading

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