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A student e-mails the excellent David Henderson:

I really appreciated you taking the time to meet with me a couple of months ago, and now I have a question that perhaps you could give some advice on: Colleges of a less liberal sort, essentially.

Basically, I am transfering next fall to complete my BA, and was planning on a CSU [California State University] for cost purposes.

However, my studies recently have been absolutely inundated with a blatant liberal agenda, whether we’re studying Chemistry (“global warming! sound the alarm!”) Humanities (“why aren’t more Asian Americans recognized in the arts! it’s so racist!”), English (“Americans are so ethnocentrc, going around pushing English on the rest of the world”) or Sociology (you do not even want to know how many “percent of hispanic americans under the poverty line” facts I have had to regurgitate on exams.) All of these studies emphasizing the victim role of every minority and prescribing a massive liberal “cure” of redistributed wealth and “social justice” no questions asked, in black and white in every textbook and lecture.

Being a person who prefers to focus on FREEING PEOPLE from the bonds of “victimhood” by empowering them with awareness of their true abilities rather than dooming them forever to a listless existence of suckling eternally upon uncle sam’s all-too-willing teats, I am a bit discouraged with my future academic prospects.

Of course, she is a biased, people-hating, lackey of the corporate right. Yep.

5 Responses to “Not All Young People Spend Their Time Texting”

  1. RIT_Rich says:

    Why is she taking classes in humanities, english and sociology? I understand that not everyone can go into engineering, for example, but if you’re taking sociology, be prepared. People whose job is to babel and be self-important all day, like sociology/humanities professors, are going to find/invent some cause to talk about. Its the nature of the job.

    Furthermore, its unlikely that any of us have gone through college without encountering views and opinions that we disagree with, or haven’t changed many of our opinions in the meantime. The solution is not to go to an echo-chamber of like-minded people, but rather to challenge those opinions. Its not that hard to do in a classroom.

  2. Michael says:

    I had essentially the same question when I got out of the military. Spending some time near Seattle, I learned about Evergreen College which donated students to be human body sheilds in Iraq and another student was killed when she got on the wrong side of a house that was being bulldozed by the Israeli government. (The house was owned by a Palestinian terrorist.) Apparently the physics program at Evergreen isn’t too good.

  3. Harry says:

    Well, after she gets her degree she will be hired. She has a touch of wisdom and humility. Anyone who can write a paragraph, let alone a piece worth reading by another adult, has a big leg up in the world.

    Pass that on to your students.

    Next week we are meeting our daughter in San Diego, where she is running a nice show. She has a hardbound version of The Elements of Style, on her office bookshelf. Pass that one on to your students, too.

  4. Harry says:

    I know– an extra comma. Steve Jobs made me do it.

  5. Rod says:

    When the tuition for four years was $6,000, one could justify wasting a course or two on the impractical. Now that it’s $200,000 and change, every class should be gold. Why don’t the students strike?

    BTW, The Elements of Style is a thin book, but every page contains real meat. I think the paperback edition is around ten bucks.

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