Excellent column, superb points by Mr. Horowitz.
There's something wrong with Mz. Cloud's "thinking" apparatus. I wonder if she hasn't something along the lines of bipolar. Why can't see grow up? Get some help? 'cuz it sure ain't about "thinking".
The following is an e-mail exchange David Horowitz had with Communications Studies Professor and self-styled Bolshevik Dana Cloud in regard to his scheduled visit to the University of Texas on April 9 to discuss the book he wrote with Jacob Laksin, One-Party Classroom: How Radical Professors at America’s Top Universities are Indoctrinating Students and Undermining our Democracy. — The Editors.
An E-Letter from Dana L. Cloud
How delighted I was to discover that I am your July Academic of the Month. I invite you to visit my tony office stocked with Office Depot furniture, and featuring a window on the parking lot where I pay $400 to park each year. Right now outside my office, workers are tearing out asbestos tile from the walls. We have such modern and luxurious facilities here.
I also would so love to have you visit my classes and my office hours. Of course you will have trouble finding me in my office, as I am only here Monday through Friday, 9 until 6 p.m., except when I am in class. I would be so happy if you would read my work in detail and interview my students. There is obviously one out there who thinks I use the classroom as propaganda platform. Oddly, I don’t seem to have heard from that person but I would love to make amends if I violated his or her freedom of expression.
Meanwhile you will want to speak with the students I had last semester. In the classes on speechwriting and on gender and communication, students gave me the following anonymous feedback. I post their comments below.
You might try actually reading some of my work, where you will find me to be somewhat critical of the excesses of arcane theory.
I am proud not to be a bigot and to use public space, not pedagogical space, to democratic ends.
(That’s Dr. Dana Cloud to you.)