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Corrosion of Ivory Tower
Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 11, 2013 | Malcolm A. Kline

Posted on 10/14/2013 7:14:24 AM PDT by Academiadotorg

The view of academia from outside the gates may be bleak, but from inside, it’s much worse. “I asked a job candidate what he thought about Western Civilization,” Bradley C. S. Watson of St. Vincent College remembered in remarks to the Philadelphia Society last weekend. “’Western civilization?’, he asked, ‘what’s that?,’ with an emphasis on the ‘that.’” Watson currently serves as Chairperson of the Department of Politics and Co-Executive Director of the Center for Political and Economic Thought.

He holds the Philip M. McKenna Chair in American and Western Political Thought and Professor of Politics at Saint Vincent. “Academic institutions do nothing to halt the erasure of memory,” Watson said at the Society’s regional meeting in Atlanta. “Indeed they frequently try to accelerate it.”

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Philosophy; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: colleges; universities; westerncivilization

1 posted on 10/14/2013 7:14:24 AM PDT by Academiadotorg
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To: Academiadotorg

After 9-11 I started saying West is best


2 posted on 10/14/2013 7:16:45 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Excellence

srbfl


3 posted on 10/14/2013 8:06:23 AM PDT by Excellence (All your database are belong to us.)
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