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by Walter_E_Wallis, Midtown,
on Oct 10, 2007
Wins a big what? Dept. of Defense grant?
Football game. DOD grants are beneath stanford since Wolfgang's day, aren't they?
I think the fact that the petition to oppose Rumsfeld is doing so poorly, and the Stanford win vs. USC, MUST , somehow, be connected. Is it the truth gods? There IS some magic in the air!
Is Stanford waking up?!
Hoover is a laughing stock; some of that is rubbing off on Stanford's President, Dr. Hennessy - and deservedly so. This is not a free speech issue, it's about caving to powerful interests that keep federal money pouring into campus. Stanford is - for all intents and purposes - without a moral compass at the top.
May I recommend a book or two by David Horowitz..a former left-winger ( as in far left..member of Communist Party) who has come around..about academia.
The ProFessors - The 101 Most Dangerous Academics in America Paperback edition 2007 ( it addresses some of the "criticism" of it in this edition)
Indoctrination U - The Left's War Against Academic Freedom
Was it Stalin who said "Give me your children for a generation in school and I will rule the world" or something like that? That is a very loose memory of what is probably an urban legend..but it is still an appropriate summary.
It explains a lot of what we are seeing in the kind of thinking at universities..