February 27, 2015

Quote for the Day

Post-structuralism has destroyed two generations of graduate students, who were forced to mouth its ugly jargon and empty platitudes for their foolish faculty elders. And the end result is that humanities departments everywhere, having abandoned their proper mission of defending and celebrating art, have become humiliatingly marginalized in both reputation and impact.
Camille Paglia in America Magazine, via Instapundit.

Posted by Dr. Frank at 09:10 PM



Posted by Dr. Frank at 06:46 PM

My Self-flattering Cultural Pretensions, Right or Wrong

If you're not aware that the word "liberal" in contemporary American understanding means in many respects something close to the exact opposite of its literal/historical/actual meaning, this debate will be largely incomprehensible. Nevertheless, as even those on the opposing side seem tacitly to concede, FIRE wins.

Posted by Dr. Frank at 05:50 PM