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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, its 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, whats 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 Societys regional meeting in Atlanta. Indeed they frequently try to accelerate it.
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After 9-11 I started saying West is best