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Accuracy in Academia ^ | January 14, 2013 | Malcolm A. Kline

Posted on 01/14/2013 12:17:36 PM PST by Academiadotorg

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Every now and then, professors let down their guard and reveal how left-wing they really are. In a lecture on 1030s propaganda that he delivered at the Modern Language Association (MLA) 2013 meeting in Boston, UC Davis English professor Matthew Stratton noted that FDR’s head of the National Recovery Administration, Hugh Johnson, “was fond of handing out Italian fascist pamphlets to his colleagues.”

“He didn’t last long,” Stratton averred. “One should certainly not compare the New Deal with Italian fascism unless one is trying to get on a conservative talk show and I’m not going to do that.”

Stratton needn’t worry: Few are likely to mistake him for one of Rush Limbaugh’s ditto-heads. Stratton warns of “places that are increasingly undemocratic, like the United States.”

For his part, Harilaos Stecopolis of the University of Iowa finds Hillary Clinton’s State Department in the Obama Administration too right-wing for his liking. He critiqued State’s multicultural website: “The State Department takes a normative view of multiculturalism,” Stecopoulos alleged in the same panel that Stratton spoke on.

For one thing, Stecopoulos noted, the site includes “no women writers.” Rather, the site features:

• Edgar Allan Poe; • Mark Twain; • Stephen Crane; • Jack London; and • O’Henry.

Well, that’s one way to work them into the MLA program.

Malcolm A. Kline is the Executive Director of Accuracy in Academia. If you would like to comment on this article, e-mail mal.kline@academia.org.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Education; Government; History
KEYWORDS: banglist; fascism; multiculturalism; newdeal

1 posted on 01/14/2013 12:17:44 PM PST by Academiadotorg
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To: Academiadotorg
In view of the consideration of laws tightening mental health requirements on gun ownership, where on this spectrum should second amendment rights be forfeit? And where should forced institutionalization be mandatory?

1. MLA member
2. MLA conference attendee
3. MLA conference presenter
4. MLA discussion session chair
5. MLA board member
6. MLA president

2 posted on 01/14/2013 12:25:03 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
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To: Academiadotorg

Modern Language Association - - - Is that not the group that a physicist submitted a paper that contained many impressive phrases extracted from quantum physics (a real discipline) which were arranged in a completely nonsensical fashion in order to see if the MLA (not even close to an academic group) members were as dense as they appeared to be?

And was that paper not lauded by these same cretins?

That says it all, doesn’t it?


3 posted on 01/14/2013 12:29:32 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Academiadotorg
“The State Department takes a normative view of multiculturalism,” Stecopoulos alleged in the same panel that Stratton spoke on.

In related news, Still Thinking takes a dim view of people who speak in gibberish, whether to hide their agenda or to prove how "intellectual" they are.

4 posted on 01/21/2013 10:49:26 AM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: KarlInOhio
In view of the consideration of laws tightening mental health requirements on gun ownership, where on this spectrum should second amendment rights be forfeit? And where should forced institutionalization be mandatory?

1. MLA member
2. MLA conference attendee
3. MLA conference presenter
4. MLA discussion session chair
5. MLA board member
6. MLA president

I'll respond to your multiple choice question with a multiple choice answer (there are no wrong choices here -- tres NEA!):

1) Yes.

2) f -- all the above

5 posted on 01/21/2013 10:52:30 AM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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