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Original post made by Walter_E_Wallis on Oct 10, 2007

Rumsfeld appointed to Hoover, Stanford wins a big one. Serendipity?


Posted by t-i-c, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Oct 10, 2007 at 11:44 am

Wins a big what? Dept. of Defense grant?

Posted by Walter_E_Wallis, a resident of Midtown
on Oct 10, 2007 at 4:27 pm

Football game. DOD grants are beneath stanford since Wolfgang's day, aren't they?

Posted by Anonymous, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Oct 10, 2007 at 8:21 pm

What crap.

Posted by Gary, a resident of Downtown North
on Oct 10, 2007 at 8:29 pm

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?!

Posted by Patriot, a resident of Fairmeadow
on Oct 11, 2007 at 9:00 am

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.

Posted by Food for thought, a resident of Midtown
on Oct 13, 2007 at 8:07 pm

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..