Skip to comments.Gettysburg College, Bias In Academia & Scholarship
Posted on 09/07/2012 4:28:22 PM PDT by Davy Buck
Does anyone really believe it's a stretch to suggest that academic history bloggers are also "motivated by 'culture war' dynamics that tended to conflate religious and political conservatives in responding to adversaries?"
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And exactly what is your point??
I'm pretty confident I'm not the only one.
You are correct. I was there in 80’s and History Dept was top notch, Poli Sci infested with hard lefties who insulted Reagan at every opportunity.
Did you know Dr. Bruce Bugbee ?
Yep. Dr. Bugbee became a good personal friend of mine; we took a number of trips down to DC museums on weekends, and he spoke at my commissioning. I was there from ‘87 to ‘91. Bruce passed away in the summer of ‘94.
I took Dr. Bugbee’s Middle East History class. His knowledge of the region was incredible.
He would go to the Pentagon on weekends and return to class the next week with stories of the Iranian hostage crisis.
He warned us someday Iran would try to blocade the Strait.
I double majored in History and Art History, and he had a profound interest in, and extensive knowledge of medieval art. I loved how he used to swagger about campus leaning forward with his arms swinging back and forth like he was going up a gangplank. I also remember how, if somebody would raise their hand in class in anything that vaguely resembled a nazi salute, he'd chide them about it and tell them, "we fought a war over that."
Ha yes. Everyone thought he was a crackpot but he was a very brilliant man. Part of our fraternity initiation was at his castle home out near the battlefield.
Remember Basil Crapster? He retired my Sophomor year...
Sure do, I never took a class with him but we had History majors who did. I took a class with Norman Forness also. I was a Poli Sci major with the likes of Borock, Bonneau, and Ken Mott.
Mott was the only moderate in the entire department.
He used to do a great JFK impersonation in class.
Was D.G. Tannenbaum there when you were? He was another left-leaner. I had Wade Hook for a sociology class...he was (like Bugbee) a brilliant eccentric.
Yes I took a course with Tannenbaum also. I remember “Dr. Hook” too. There were some real eccentrics there.
No surprise about this, I can’t say I know much about the college per say, but I know that they heavily influence our school district and that there are 3 current/retired professors on our school board.
The good ole days indeed. It’s a definite walk down memory lane hearing some of these names.
Out of curiosity, did either of you remember an Elaine Jones? I believe she was an English professor, but is now retired and on our school board.
Sorry...doesn’t ring any bells with me.
That’s okay, I figured it couldn’t hurt to ask!
Doesn’t sound familiar.
I was there ‘78-’82
Um - well - the union won there, right?
Pro-union does *not* equal liberal.
Dr. Guelzo is a staunch conservative. But he’s pretty much anti-rebellion. Did you know you can be both?
Wish I would have been there! I had history chosen as my major and college choices down to 4, with Gettysburg being one of them. Would have been there ‘88-’92. We might have met! Instead, at 18, even as a girl, Division 1 Football and Basketball made my final decision on college choice. Live and learn.
Hubs went to the Army War College in Carlisle and kid went to lacrosse camp at Gettysburg College...
One of our favorite places to be stationed...got the kid interested in history...he and a friend later re-enacted in the Battle of Gettysburg.
Too bad abt the school...a sign of the times.