Discussion in 'Political Discussions' started by decimon, Aug 5, 2017.
I don't think I've ever read a better summation of the fascist tactics of the left to suppress free speech on college campuses. The fact that this is the first I've heard of this is pretty powerful evidence of the collusion of the mainstream media to suppress it.
Well done, Dr. Adams, enjoy your retirement, whenever it takes effect.
Thanks decimon, I found a new column to subscribe to.
Now you're Cookin'.
Many US colleges like the Univ of Oregon hate FREE speech if its not their own.
I think that's the general opinion of most loudmouths.
I know my friends and I all went to Oregon. Sadly, my kid now does and is seeing the same old anti-intellectual freedom from the University of Oregon. I now know my kid is smart as they see thru the massive propaganda. That is worth an education alone!
Sports $$$ can't cover up. It does make being an alumni inexpensive.
Sometimes I wonder whether we are entering into a period like the 15th century, with intellectual life seemingly moving out of the medieval universities and becoming centered around a loose and informal collection of independent scholars. It was only in the 19th and 20th centuries that we see scholarship and intellectual life becoming formalized with a series of Masonic-style "degrees" once again in universities.
During this long period, corresponding more or less to Europe's period of world intellectual leadership, many of the continent's most prominent thinkers spent some of their early years in universities but universities weren't typically where they did the work that made them famous. England was one of the intellectual hotbeds of the whole planet, but somehow it got along with only two universities until the early 19th century.
Perhaps our existing universities of today are destined to become specialist scientific research establishments. That's where all the current funding seems to be going. (Stanford has long been a non-stop construction zone, but it's all science buildings. A new chemistry building here, a 'Paul Allen Center for Integrated Systems' there, a new 'Bio-X' medical genomics building across the street...) And given the rise of online learning, laboratories are about the only function that really demands B&M facilities these days.
The university-centered humanities and social "sciences" are undergoing what may be their final unraveling as we speak, turning in some places into little more than venues for moralistic and increasingly puritanical virtue-signalling and ever more strident "Resistance". Even if these subjects continue to be funded (and left-leaning governments and private-university boards probably will fund them) their echo-chamber culture where everyone either agrees or is expelled, will almost inevitably squeeze more free-thinking intellectuals towards alternative venues.
I expect to see lots more of those little free-standing quasi-academic 'Centers' and 'Institutes' supported in some cases by foundations and by wealthy individuals, analogous to the Florentine Academy in the 15th century, to the so-called 'Invisible College' during the Scientific Revolution and to the intellectual salons of Enlightenment France. They will be easy to start up, won't award degrees and won't need accreditation. Those are the kind of places where I suspect that creative scholarship in the humanities and social "sciences" will be moving in coming years as universities continue to self-lobotomize.
Love it. Your thinking is not in transient forms of delivery but of education itself.
This might be an example of your 'Institute': The Charter of the Alexander Hamilton Institute – Alexander Hamilton Institute
This institute was not allowed to form at Hamilton College so it formed off campus.
I think you're selling them short. I firmly believe that they can continue to unravel, well past the molecular level to subatomic particles. I fully expect absurdum ad infinitum to a level never seen before.opcorn:
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