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November 03, 2015

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svh

"I have to wait until my secretary comes back to be able to use the shredder."

I think this says something about the state of academia.

David

I did consider an alternative title, “We, the Feeble…”

David

As Heather Mac Donald put it, what we’re seeing is a “co-dependent relationship between self-engrossed students and the adults whose careers consist of catering to that self-involvement”:

Students in today’s university regularly act out little psychodramas of oppression before an appreciative audience of deans and provosts. The essence of those psychodramas is to force the university to recognise a student’s narrowly defined “identity” through ever more elaborate bureaucratic mechanisms. Rather than laugh the student players off the stage, the deans, provosts, and sundry other administrators willingly participate in their drama, intently negotiating with them and conferring additional benefits wherever possible.

Assuming that at least some of these bureaucratic enablers have children of their own, you’d think they might recognise the opportunist dynamic. But apparently they don’t mind it at all. Indeed, they feed on it. And their departments swell accordingly.

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Constitution = oppressive, racist, problematic.
Quran = ... ... ...

Sorry, what was I thinking?

jabrwok

Quran = ... ... ...

The new German Constitution?

the wolf

To this point, Obama's shredding of the Constitution has only been metaphorical. I'm sure he will appreciate the more literal approach.

mojo

Total fail.

The correct response: gales of laughter, followed by an ejection from my office. "Sorry, no time for stupid jokes."

JuliaM

"...what we’re seeing is a “co-dependent relationship between self-engrossed students and the adults whose careers consist of catering to that self-involvement”..."

And we'll see much, much more of it when the response to a student who fails to obey instructions should be, according to this 'expert', "They should have got a school counselor, a therapist on campus with a school counselor and a mental health officer to come to the school to deal with that child."

Mark G

College Children.

PiperPaul

"...is actually a journalist playing a role"

Many of the "activists" in any flakey movement have convinced themselves that that's what they're doing- hence the lack of shame, embarrassment and regret for all the malignant shenanigans they get caught at. Hoffer was right about play-acting and spectacle.

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