Bunker Mulligan "Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry." ~Mark Twain

September 27, 2004

Reason and Ideology

Filed under: Bunker's Favorites,Society-Culture — Bunker @ 11:51 am

As I read Intellectual Morons, I am consistently amazed at what passes for education in our Centers for Higher Education. Dan Rather’s use of fake documents pales in comparison to some of the textbooks and reading resources required at universities.

What is troubling to me is the attitude of many educators who use these. For example, one book required at many of our top colleges is I, Rigoberta Mench


  1. Isn’t it odd when there’s a simple solution to the problem: call it fiction?

    Comment by David Boxenhorn — September 27, 2004 @ 2:31 pm

  2. Great post! I am starting to understand more and more that any dummy can be in the intellectual elite. All you have to do is read a lot of books and ask no questions. Questions are absolutely discouraged.

    Comment by RedFalcon — September 27, 2004 @ 2:31 pm

  3. Last week John Rosenberg wrote a comparison of Rigoberta and Dan Rather that was quite genius, in my opinion:

    (Thanks, Sarah!)

    Comment by Sarah — September 27, 2004 @ 3:59 pm

  4. It’s been going on for at least thirty years, Bunker. The scandal is that it’s only now being discovered and held up for public scrutiny.

    Comment by Francis W. Porretto — September 27, 2004 @ 4:14 pm

  5. Francis, what’s really odd to me is that one of my International Relation MS professors had his PoliSci undergrad and PhD from Berkeley. He had since “seen the light,” and was one of the best I ever had for explaining Marxist thought.

    Of course, this was about 15 years ago.

    Comment by Bunker — September 27, 2004 @ 5:32 pm

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