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How California's Colleges Indoctrinate Students
Wall Street Journal ^ | March 30, 2012 | PETER BERKOWITZ

Posted on 04/01/2012 6:58:13 PM PDT by reaganaut1

The politicization of higher education by activist professors and compliant university administrators deprives students of the opportunity to acquire knowledge and refine their minds. It also erodes the nation's civic cohesion and its ability to preserve the institutions that undergird democracy in America.

So argues "A Crisis of Competence: The Corrupting Effect of Political Activism in the University of California," a new report by the California Association of Scholars, a division of the National Association of Scholars (NAS). The report is addressed to the Regents of the University of California, which has ultimate responsibility for governing the UC system, but the pathologies it diagnoses prevail throughout the country.

The analysis begins from a nonpolitical fact: Numerous studies of both the UC system and of higher education nationwide demonstrate that students who graduate from college are increasingly ignorant of history and literature. They are unfamiliar with the principles of American constitutional government. And they are bereft of the skills necessary to comprehend serious books and effectively marshal evidence and argument in written work.

This decline in the quality of education coincides with a profound transformation of the college curriculum. None of the nine general campuses in the UC system requires students to study the history and institutions of the United States. None requires students to study Western civilization, and on seven of the nine UC campuses, including Berkeley, a survey course in Western civilization is not even offered. In several English departments one can graduate without taking a course in Shakespeare. In many political science departments majors need not take a course in American politics.

Moreover, the evidence suggests that the hollowing of the curriculum stems from too many professors' preference for promoting a partisan political agenda.

(Excerpt) Read more at online.wsj.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: California; US: Iowa
KEYWORDS: college

1 posted on 04/01/2012 6:58:26 PM PDT by reaganaut1
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To: reaganaut1

College educators promoting a liberal political agenda, rather than doing their jobs?

Wow.

They’re just now noticing?


2 posted on 04/01/2012 7:01:37 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network ((Racism Fatigue) America is the least racist nation on Earth)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Can’t bring myself to read it.... started at UCDavis no doubt.


3 posted on 04/01/2012 7:07:42 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: reaganaut1

Here is a link to the source document being discussed.

A CRISIS OF COMPETENCE
The Corrupting Effect of Political Activism in the University of California
http://www.nas.org/images/documents/A_Crisis_of_Competence.pdf


4 posted on 04/01/2012 7:10:20 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: reaganaut1

5 posted on 04/01/2012 7:16:37 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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6 posted on 04/01/2012 7:18:24 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: reaganaut1

It’s not just Kalipornia and it’s not just college.


7 posted on 04/01/2012 7:18:55 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL
It’s not just Kalipornia and it’s not just college.

Yep, it's the end result of free government indoctrination, aka education.

8 posted on 04/01/2012 7:26:08 PM PDT by Marathoner (2 goals this year: (1) S##tcan Obamacare; (2) S##tcan Obama)
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To: reaganaut1

I cannot access the whole article without subscribing.

I wonder if the courses discussed are crucial, only because the authors of the report deemed them crucial? Isn’t it possible to learn critical thinking skills in any course of study?

Seeing the amount of scientific illiteracy throughout society, and having a good understanding of how it hurts and kills people, I’d argue that all college students should have to take more than just the basic “biology for humanities majors” type of course that is, too often, the only science requirement.

OTOH, I see a course in Western Civilization as being exceedingly vague, and can picture a course with such a title being a vehicle for espousing all kinds of kooky ideas (like socialism).


9 posted on 04/01/2012 7:28:28 PM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: reaganaut1
Although a Berkeley alumnus, I was in the sciences as a graduate student and I never heard or saw any professor trying to politically indoctrinate students.

That was back in the 60's-70's when radicalism was establishing a foothold in the body politic.

Then, Liberalism and Communism were disdained by the radicals.

The enemy was...the establishment, and especially the Federal government was viewed as a sinister force.

The sin of un-Political Correctness had not been invented.

My point: This is a new phenomenon, unrelated to the infamous Berkeley 60's era, but rather propelled by Marxist ideologues, like Obama.

10 posted on 04/01/2012 7:36:35 PM PDT by Rudder
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To: reaganaut1
None of the nine general campuses in the UC system requires students to study the history and institutions of the United States. None requires students to study Western civilization, and on seven of the nine UC campuses, including Berkeley, a survey course in Western civilization is not even offered. In several English departments one can graduate without taking a course in Shakespeare. In many political science departments majors need not take a course in American politics.

Just.Freeking.Wow.

11 posted on 04/01/2012 7:48:55 PM PDT by Talisker (He who commands, must obey.)
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To: reaganaut1

I have a history degree from one of California’s
most renown state universities. It used to be that
history was a good major if you wanted to be a
high school teacher. Not anymore. Today they major
in social sciences with a history concentration if
desired. The good history profs dealt in critical
analysis and the poor ones spent their class time
selling left wing garbage. It is not hard to imagine
that there are probably a lot more garbage peddlers
than there was thirty years ago.


12 posted on 04/01/2012 7:58:38 PM PDT by Sivad (NorCal Red Turf)
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To: Talisker

Years ago when I was in my last year at Cal Berkeley(I still believe it was and still is one of the greatest for my field of science) I had to take and make a passing grade on a 2hr exam about USA civics and history in order to get my degree. Even then the feely-goodie concept of government deciding social equality was taking root.


13 posted on 04/01/2012 8:00:07 PM PDT by noinfringers2
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To: reaganaut1
None requires students to study Western civilization, and on seven of the nine UC campuses, including Berkeley, a survey course in Western civilization is not even offered. In several English departments one can graduate without taking a course in Shakespeare.

That's incomprehensible. When did this happen? It's academic malpractice. I still have my Western Civ book in our bookcase. No American History courses? You can major in English and not take Shakespeare? I remember taking "Major British Writers." Do they offer that anymore? And these "studies" departments. . .

14 posted on 04/01/2012 8:41:29 PM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: reaganaut1

That’s why I went to a Jesuit University-—I didn’t have to have a professor give me a D on an A paper just because he didn’t like my “politics!”


15 posted on 04/01/2012 8:45:16 PM PDT by DixT
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To: noinfringers2

Same here. Submitting a master thesis was not enough for my university. My graduation also relied on passing an idiotic, waste of time, civics class which had no relation to my degree and the professor was a known liberal. Had to be creative and think like a liberal (which means going brain-dead) when I submitted my term paper.


16 posted on 04/01/2012 8:45:32 PM PDT by max americana
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To: reaganaut1

The liberals have created the killing games elitists with their take over of universities. They are under the delusion they are smarter than the riff raff and they hold the American riff raff in contempt.


17 posted on 04/01/2012 9:16:32 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: scan59

ping


18 posted on 04/01/2012 9:19:02 PM PDT by babyfreep
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To: reaganaut1

I gave up trying to keep up with the lists of radical teachers

The big list: Female teachers with students http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=39783#ixzz1UGn1fxvc

These are the people teaching our children

Martha Ackelsberg
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=1500
Political science professor at Smith College
Self-described feminist and anarchist

Luis Garden Acosta
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=1668
Founder, President and CEO of El Puente, a Brooklyn community organization founded in the early 1980s
Founded a high school, the El Puente Academy for Peace and Justice
Member of the Young Lords Party, a radical and violent Puerto Rican street gang
The YLP demanded the abolition of capitalism, “liberation for all third world peoples”
The El Puente Academy for Peace and Justice evaluates students on their commitment to social and economic justice

Rodolfo Acuna
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=2024
Professor emeritus of Chicano studies at California State University Northridge
Supports radical group MEChA (open borders)
Self-professed socialist
“This is a cultural war…you are living in Nazi U.S. We can’t let them take us to those intellectual ovens.”

“the US annihilated millions of indigenous people and took half of Mexico by force”
“Chicanos have to get a lot more militant about defending our rights”
Wrote: Occupied America: A History of Chicanos
Wrote: Sometimes there is no other side
Wrote: Anything but Mexican: Chicanos in contemporary Los Angeles

Rutie Adler
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=1106
Professor of Near Eastern studies at UC Berkeley
Anti-Israel activist
After 9/11
“It’s a horrible tragedy. But as Americans, maybe it will make us look at ourselves. We should realize that this is happening to people other places in the world all the time… Are we so arrogant as a country that we can’t think what we have done for years and years to make other individuals hate us so much?”

Saul Alinsky
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=2314
Identified a set of very specific rules that ordinary citizens could follow, and tactics that ordinary citizens could employ, as a means of gaining public power.
Created a blueprint for revolution under the banner of social change.
Two of his most notable modern-day disciples are Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.
The key to radical social change, Alinsky thought, was to turn the wrath of America’s middle class against large corporations

Aris Anagnos
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=1179
Billionaire Los Angeles real estate magnate
Founded the Humanitarian Law Project, a pro-communist, anti-American, human rights organization
Founder of the Los Angeles Peace Center
Born in Athens, Greece
Prominent financial sponsor of the Christic Institute, a law firm that promoted Marxist principle

“He (Castro) has served his people faithfully and unselfishly and is a model for presidents to imitate.”
Sits on the Board of Directors of the Office of the Americas, a non-profit organization, with Martin Sheen, Ed Asner, Jodie Evans, Noam Chomsky and Howard Zinn.

Lisa Anderson
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=2162
Professor of Middle East studies at Columbia University
Author of The State and Social Transformation in Tunisia and Libya, 1830-1980
Dean of Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs and co-chair of Human Rights/Middle East
Professor Anderson is a fierce critic of Israel and the United States. 9/11 is response to “the fact of American political power in the world, and the fact of inequitable distribution of power within the United States.”

Gil Anidjar
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=2163
Professor of comparative literature at Columbia University
Has taken the lead in anti-Israel divestment campaigns at Columbia
Identifies “good teaching” with pro-Palestinian activism and dissent

Bettina Aptheker
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=2165
Professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz
Communist and lesbian activist
Daughter of Herbert Aptheker
“We should make no mistake between the kinds of diplomacy Hitler’s regime engaged in during the 1930s and the kinds of diplomacy the Bush administration has engaged in.”
Palestinian terrorists are “anti-occupation activists”.

Herbert Aptheker
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=1517
Chief theoretician of the American Communist Party
Prolfic Communist propagandist and writer
Founded the American Institute for Marxist Studies
1967 traveled to Hanoi with Tom Hayden and Staughton Lynd
professor at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania
Professor at the University of California, the City University of New York, and the University of Santa Clara
He is dead

Leighton Armitage
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=2166

Adjunct professor at the Foothill College in Northern California
Believes that Jewish “Nazis” control U.S. government

Nan Aron
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=1090

Staff attorney for the National Prison Project
Founder of Co/Motion and the Student Action Campaign
Founder of Alliance for Justice
Taught at Georgetown and George Washington University Law Schools
Serves on the Dean’s Advisory Council at American University’s Washington College of Law
Established Co-Motion, an anti-gun-ownership initiative.

Stanley Aronowitz
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=2167

Professor of Sociology at City University of New York
Indoctrinates his students with Marxist Politics
A proponent of shorter work weeks
Teaches one two-hour course each week—a seminar in Marxism
A former union organizer
Member of Democratic Socialists of America
Ran for New York Governor’s seat on Green Party ticket

Regina Austin
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=2168

Professor of law at the University of Pennsylvania
Believes the black community should accommodate criminal behavior and find “good middle ground between straightness and more extreme forms of lawbreaking.”
Her approach to teaching law rests on her belief that “law is useful as a supplement to activism.”

Brian Avery
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=2089

Anti-Israel activist
Former member of the International Solidarity Movement
Frequently speaks on college campuses about the Israeli government’s brutality, of which he claims to be a living example
Working on an agricultural research program at North Carolina State University in Raleigh

Michael Avery
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=1383
Former President of National Lawyers Guild
Served in various capacities for the ACLU
Cooperating attorney with the Center for Constitutional Rights
He is a law professor and Director of the Macaronis Civil Litigation Concentration at the Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Massachusetts

Mubarek Awad
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=2090
Professor of Conflict Resolution at American University
A leader in the First Palestinian Intifada until Israel deported him in 1988
“Palestinian armed struggle against the occupation is both morally and legally legitimate.”
“I am telling you loud and clear there can not be a Jewish state in the Middle East. It is impossible.”

Bill Ayers
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=2169
Leader of the 1960s and 70s domestic terrorist group Weatherman
“Kill all the rich people…Bring the revolution home. Kill your parents.”
Participated in the bombings of New York Police Headquarters in 1970, of the Capitol building in 1971, and the Pentagon in 1972
Currently a professor o education at the University of Illinois

Mohammed Ayoob
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=2374
Professor of International Relations at James Madison College and Michigan State University
Aims to debunk what he describes as Westerners’ misconception that Islam is “monolithic [and] violent”
Claims that the Islamic world’s anti-Americanism is rooted not in aggression but rather in a “quest for dignity”

Dr. Jamal Badawi
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=1009
Taught a course on Islam at Stanford University, then went on to become a professor at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia (Canada), in the Departments of Religious Studies and Management.
Outlined six different conditions in which a wife may properly be beaten.

Michael Ballou
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=758
Professor at Santa Rosa Junior College
Gave students an assignment to compose an e-mail message using the words “kill the President.”

Amiri Baraka AKA Everett Leroy Jones AKA LeRoi Jones
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=2171
Very Radical racist and “Third World Marxist-Leninist”
Taught at the New School for Social Research in New York
The University of Buffalo
Columbia University
San Francisco State University
Yale University
George Washington University
State University of New York at Stony Brook
Rutgers University

David P. Barash
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=2172
Professor of psychology at the University of Washington
Co-author of Peace and Conflict Studies, a text that is widely used in peace studies classes
Just another anti-American teacher

Linda Basch
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=1850
Was Vice-President of Academic Affairs and Professor of Anthropology at Wagner College
Director of Special Programs at New York University
Dean of Arts and Sciences at Manhattan College
A Globalist, she has authored:
Nations Unbound: Transnational Projects
Postcolonial Predicaments
Deterritorialized Nation States
Towards a Transnational Perspective on Migration: Race, Class, Ethnicity, and Nationalism

Hatem Bazian
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=2173
lecturer in the Near Eastern Studies and Ethnic Studies Departments at UC Berkeley
Taught at Berkeley
San Francisco State University
Berkeley Graduate Theological Union
Diablo Valley College
Lectured at George Washington High School in San Francisco
“We’re sitting here and watching the world pass by, people being bombed, and it’s about time that we have an intifada in this country that change fundamentally the political dynamics in here” “They’re gonna say, ‘some Palestinian being too radical’-—well, you haven’t seen radicalism yet.”

Craig Becker
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=2430
former UCLA professor
former attorney for the AFL-CIO and SEIU
Obama appointment to National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)
“At first blush it might seem fair to give workers the choice to remain unrepresented” “Just as U.S. citizens cannot opt against having a congressman, workers should not be able to choose against having a union as their monopoly-bargaining agent.”

Marc Becker
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=2174
Professor of Latin American History at Truman State University
Condemns capitalism and America’s excessive militarism.
“Columbus’ actions,” “launched an era of modern colonialism, rape, pillage, genocide, cultural destruction, slavery, economic and environmental devastation.”

Joel Beinin
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=2146
Middle East history professor at Stanford University
Former President of Middle East Studies Association
Blames US and Israel for Middle East conflict
Passionately anti-Israel
Influenced the education of middle and high school students through the Teachers’ Curriculum Institute (TCI).

Derrick Bell
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=2175
Professor at New York University School of Law
Proponent of Critical Race Theory
Supporter of race preferences favoring non-whites in business and academia
Taught at Harvard University
Was dean of the University of Oregon School of Law
Taught at Stanford Law School

Marvin Berlowitz
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=2176
Director of the Urban Center for Peace Education and Research at the University of Cincinnati
Marvin Berlowitz is Professor of Educational Foundations at the University of Cincinnati (UC), and the Director of the Urban Center for Peace Education and Research — a collective of leftwing professors aiming to indoctrinate students in Marxist ideology. A committed Marxist, Berlowitz teaches that “Privatization must be resisted.”

Mary Frances Berry
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=2177
Professor at University of Pennylvania
Admirer of Mao Zedong
Did have an administrative posts at the University of Maryland
Was Chancellor of the University of Colorado
Racist

Donald Berwick
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=2471
Was professor at Harvard
July 7, 2010 recess appointment by Obama
For redistribution of wealth
Opposes free-market healthcare
Advocates rationing of care
Pediatrician

Amy Bishop
http://www.newsrealblog.com/2011/01/23/the-top-7-violent-left-wingers-youre-not-supposed-to-remember/3/
On February 12, 2010, University of Alabama Professor Amy Bishop opened fire during a biology department meeting, killing three of her colleagues and injuring three more. As Michelle Malkin has documented, Bishop had an assault record, and students and professors had raised concerns about her mental state. She also may have murdered her brother in 1986.
A far-right professor? Nope—her political views were reportedly in line with the average academic. On February 15, the Boston Herald reported that a “family source” described Bishop as “a far left political activist who was ‘obsessed’ with President Obama to the point of being off putting.” On RateMyProfessors.com, students described her as a “liberal” and a “socialist” in a comment that has apparently been since removed.
Granted, Bishop was apparently motivated by fear of losing her job, not politics, but if we’re going by the rationale put forth by Paul Krugman and company, who’s to say the “culture of hostility” her fellow travelers fostered had nothing to do with her seeing “Second Amendment solutions” as a legitimate way to solve her problems?
Lee Bollinger
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=1253
President of Columbia University
Former President of University of Michigan Law School
Proponent of racial preferences in college admissions

Julian Bond
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=642
Holds a chair in History and African-American Studies at the University of Virginia
Distinguished Professor at American University
Has taught at Harvard
Endorsed by the Communist Party
Participated in Communist political forums
Campaigned for Communist politicians
Republicans’ “idea of equal rights is the American flag and the Confederate swastika flying side by side”

Bob Bossie
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=1075
Catholic priest
America is a warlike nation with endemic racism, sexism and classism

Roy Bourgeiois
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=2356
An excommunicated Catholic priest
Hates America, Bush
Loves Hugo Chavez
Talks at universities and churches

Barbara Bowen
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=1078
Professor at the City University of New York
Featured guest speaker at the 2004 Socialist Scholars Conference
After 9/11, signed a statement blaming the U.S. for inflicting “widespread suffering on innocent people in such places as Iraq, Sudan, Israel and the Occupied Territories, the former Yugoslavia and Latin America.”

William Bowen
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=1754
Former president of Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, 1988 to 2006
Former president of Princeton University
Moved Mellon Foundation left with racial preferences and environmental advocacy.
The foundation expanded its “Conservation and Environment Program (CEP), which embraces the tenets of n anti-capitalist, anti-development worldview

Selma Brackman
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=1732
A frequent lecturer at several New York City universities
About World War II: “Britain and the United States opposed fascism only because it threatened their own control over resources and people. …How could one reconcile the United States fighting in World War II for the rights of nations to independence and self determination, with its history of expansion, its 100-year war against native Indians driving them off their ancestral lands, its 250 years of enslavement of Africans, it’s war with Mexico, and taking almost half their lands and sending marines almost 20 times into the countries of the Caribbean? Seizing Hawaii and fighting a brutal war to subjugate the Philippines. And sending of 5,000 marines into Nicaragua in 1929. This nation could hardly claim to believe in the rights of self determination. Neither the invasion of Austria, nor Czechoslovakia nor Poland, brought the United States into armed conflict with fascism. We went to war only when our processions in Hawaii were attacked and when our navy was disabled by Japanese bombs.”

Laurie Brand
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=2180
Professor of International Relations at the University of Southern California
Former President of the Middle Eastern Studies Association
Anti-Israel/Anti-America crusader

Elaine Brown
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=1696
Former member of the Black Panthers
Highly sought-after speaker on American college campuses
Ordered the murder of Black Panther bookkeeper Betty Van Patter
“It is a sensuous thing to know that at one’s will, an enemy can be struck down.”

Paul Buhle
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=2020
You don’t want your child anywhere near this man
Radical professor of American Civilization at Brown University
Former member of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS)
Former member of the Socialist Labor Party
Prominent in the Democratic Socialists of America
Board member of the Movement for a Democratic Society
“Our task is to use all means available to combat the global race to the bottom; to help students, colleagues and the public understand that capitalism’s much vaunted progress endangers everything we hold dear.”

Judith Butler
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=2443
Professor of rhetoric and comparative literature, with specialties in the fields of feminism, queer theory, political philosophy and ethics
Rejects Israel’s right to exist as an independent Jewish state
Has been a leader in the campaign to impose a worldwide boycott on Israeli universities.
Taught at Wesleyan University, George Washington University and Johns Hopkins University
Presently at UC Berkeley
“It’s very hard to speak freely right now, but many gay people are uncomfortable with all this, because they feel their sense of an alternative movement is dying. Sexual politics was supposed to be about finding alternatives to marriage.”

Calvin Butts
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=1935
President of the State University of New York’s College at Old Westbury on Long Island.
Taught Black Church History at Fordham University and was an adjunct professor in City College of New York’s African Studies Department.
Admirers Malcolm X, referring to him as an “inspiring figure” and “our black shining prince”.
In 1992 Butts, angry over the fact that blacks patronized Korean businesses that allegedly disrespected black customers, called for “massive civil disobedience” that would “disrupt business as usual.”
Butts called for a consumer boycott of white businesses.
Butts hosted Fidel Castro at the Abyssinian Baptist Church. There, in front of a crowd of 1,300, including several local Democratic office holders such as Charles Rangel, Jose Serrano, and Nydia Velazquez, Butts lavished praise on the honored guest. “It is in our tradition to welcome all who are visionaries, revolutionaries and who seek the liberation of all people”.

Nancy Duff Campbell
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=1780
Co-founder and co-president of the National Women’s Law Center.
Unrestricted access to abortion-on-demand, increased welfare, gender preferences in hiring, promotions, and college admissions, and the depiction of women as victims of rampant societal sexism and discrimination.
Taught at Georgetown University Law Center and Catholic University School of Law

Eduardo Capulong
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=863
Law professor at the University of Montana
Was acting assistant professor of lawyering at New York University School of Law, and as Director of Public Interest and Public Policy Programs at Stanford Law School.
Served as litigator for the Northern California Coalition for Immigrant Rights.
Member of International Socialist Organization and a regular contributor to Socialist Worker Online.
Capitalism is an “inhuman” economic system.
Capulong is a board member of the International Endowment for Democracy. Among his fellow IED board members and officials are such leftist luminaries as Mumia Abu-Jamal (the cop killer), Ramsey Clark, Gore Vidal, Howard Zinn (dead commie), Bernardine ‘stick a fork in it’ Dohrn, Joel Kovel, Michael ratner, Lynn Stewart, and Leonard Weinglass.

Thomas Castellano
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=2182
Professor of criminal justice at Rochester Institute of Technology
Taught at Southern Illinois University
Blames US imperialist policies for 911
Military tribunals are an affront to due process of law
Deported immigrants have been robbed of civil rights

Noam Chomsky
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=1232
Teaches at MIT’s Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics
Denied that Cambodia’s Pol Pot killed 2 million of its 7.8 million people.
9/11 dwarfed by America’s 1998 missile attack on a factory in the Sudan.
America is “the world’s greatest terrorist state”
Afghanistan is a calculated genocide
Bradley Manning is a man of “courage” and “integrity”

Jane Christensen
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=1900
Dead
Former Associate Professor of political science at North Carolina Wesleyan College
Anti-Semite
Bush had advanced knowledge of 9/11

Ward Churchill
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=1835
Former Professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder
9/11 victims “little Eichmanns”
America is a genocidal nation
Lied about being an American Indian
Plagiarist

Ramsey Clark
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=781
worked as a Law Professor
Former U.S. Attorney General
Founder of International Action Center, which is staffed by members of the Workers World Party, a Marxist-Leninist vanguard

Reverend Kenneth I. Clarke
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=1237
director of Cornell United Religious Work
was director of the Center for Ethics and Religious Affairs at Pennsylvania State University
America must “see itself through the eyes of other nations” who have been victims of U.S. “colonialism and imperialism”.

Kathleen Cleaver
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=2250
Senior lecturer in Law at Emory University
Former Communications Secretary for the Black Panther Party
Former wife of Black Panther Eldridge Cleaver
Teaches that “ racist and white supremacist and exploitative practices are engrained” in American society and government.

Dana Cloud
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=2183
Professor at the University of Texas
Member of the International Socialist Organization
Calls America “a corrupt nation”
The day after 9/11, she stated, “the United States military has, in recent years, been the most effective and constant killer of civilians around the world.”

David Cole
Professor of law at Georgetown University
Radical attorney-activist who has repeatedly defended supporters of terrorism
Believes that the “greatest threat to our freedoms is posed not by the terrorists themselves but by our own government’s response.”
Cole portrayed terrorism as a free speech issue: “Excluding people for their ideas is flatly contrary to the spirit of freedom for which the United States stands.” He wrote.

Juan Cole
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=1782
University of Michigan professor of Middle East and South Asian history
Former President of the Middle East Studies Association
Believes that a “pro-Likud” cabal controls the American government from a small number of key positions within the Executive Branch
Decries the term” Islamo-fascist” as a “thoroughly abhorrent” form of bigotry, even as he routinely brands Zionism as “racist” and “fascist”.

James Cone
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=2315
Professor of Systematic Theology at the Union Theological Seminary in New York City
View America as an irredeemably racist nation
“What we need is the divine love as expressed in Black Power, which is the power of Blak people to destroy their oppressors here and now by any means at their disposal. Unless God is participating in this holy activity, we must reject his love.”

“This country was founded for whites and everything that has happened in it has emerged from the white perspective. What we need is the destruction of whiteness, which is the source of human misery in the world.”

Mariam Cooke
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=2185
Duke University professor of Asian and African Languages and Literature
“9/11 has a long history going back through the Gulf War to the establishment of Israel in 1948”

Patrick Coy
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=2186
Associate professor at Kent State University’s Center for Applied Conflict Management
“It is not just Saddam Hussein whose actions threaten UN credibility. George W. Bush may be the greater long-term threat.”
The main influence on Coy’s brand of radical politics is the Italian Communist Antonio Gramsci.

Douglas Crimp
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=1962
Professor of Art History at the University of Rochester in New York
AIDS activist and “queer politics” theoretician
“What many of us have lost is a culture of sexual possibility: back rooms, tea rooms, movie houses, and baths; the trucks, the piers, the ramble, the dunes…sex was everywhere for us, and everything we wanted to venture…now our untamed impulses are either prescribed once again or shielded from us by latex.”

Bruce Cumings
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=2308
Professor in History at the University of Chicago
Taught at Swarthmore College and the University of Washington
Refuses to acknowledge that communism has been the cause of North Korea’s economic catastrophes.

John D’Emilio
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=1996
Professor of History, Gender Studies, and Women’s Studies at the University of Illinois, Chicago
Founded the first gay think-tank ad legislative lobbying group, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

Hamid Dabashi
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=2187
Professor of Islamic Studies at Columbia University
Calls Israel “a military base for the rising predatory empire of the United States”

Lawrence Davidson
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=2367
Professor of modern Middle Eastern history
at West Chester University in Pennsylvania
Advocates complete U.S. divestment from Israel
Characterizes Palestinian terrorism as the inevitable and logical outgrowth of Israeli depredations
Contends that Hamas does “charitable work”

Angeles Davis
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=1303
Communist professor at the University of California’s Santa Cruz campus
Recipient of the Lenin “Peace Prize” from the police state of East Germany in 1979
Provided an arsenal of weapons to Black Panthers who used them to kill a Marin Country judge in a failed attempt to free Davis’ imprisoned lover, Black Panther murderer George Jackson
Icon of the campus Left and frequent guest speaker at anti-war rallies
Leader of a movement to free all criminals who are minorities claiming that they are political prisoners of the racist United States
“The only path of liberation for black people is that which leads toward complete and radical overthrow of the capitalist class.”

Gregory Dawes
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=2188
Marxist professor at North Carolina State University
Edits a militant Marxist journal
Attacks Latin American Studies departments for “political accommodationism” and urges universities to adopt a more revolutionary posture “to overcome capitalism and imperialism”
Believes that Communist China and Cuba have been “successful in instituting political and economic democracy.”

Nicholas De Genova
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=2189
Assistant professor of Anthropology at Columbia University
Called for an “anticolonial struggle” by Iraqis that would lead to a “million Mogadishus” – a reference to a 1993 military debacle in Somalia that cost 18 American lives

Bernardine Dohrn
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=2190
Leader of the domestic terrorist group Weatherman
Participated in the bombings of New York City police headquarters in 1970, the Capitol building in 1971, and the Pentagon in 1972
Delighted in Charles Manson’s infamous murders
Director of the Children and Family Justice Center at Northwestern University
Professor at Northwestern University Law School

Peter Dreier
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=2421

Professor of Politics at Occidental College
Helped establish the Campaign for America’s Future in 1996
Member of Progressives for Obama
Longtime supporter of the community organization ACORN

Peter Dreier is the E.P. Clapp Distinguished Professor of Politics at Occidental College, where he also serves as director of the Urban & Environmental Policy program. He co-authored the books Place Matters: Metropolitics for the 21st Century (2005) and The Next Los Angeles: The Struggle for a Livable City (2006). He writes regularly for the Los Angeles Times, The Nation, and The American Prospect.

Ibrahim Dremali
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=1113

Radical Muslim cleric
Told participants at an anti-Israeli rally not be afraid to die for what they believe in, providing a rationale for suicide bombings
Dremali is currently the Director of the Islamic Center of Greater Austin, the Director of the Arabic and Islamic Studies Department at Austin PeaceAcademy, and a professor at the American Open University. He also serves as an advisor to the American Muslim Association of North America.

Shanta Driver
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=2511
National chair of the Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, Integration & Immigrant Rights
Founder and national chair of By Any Means Necessary
Supports affirmative action as a necessary safeguard against discrimination targeting nonwhites in the workplace and academia
Since the mid-1990s, Driver has been a guest speaker—chiefly on the subject of affirmative action—at hundreds of colleges and universities nationwide. She also has addressed scores of civil-rights, professional, religious, political, and governmental organizations, including the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, the National Alliance of Black School Educators, the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, the NAACP National Convention, the Tavis Smiley Foundation Youth2Leaders Conference, the National Bar Association, the American Sociological Association, Americans for Democratic Action, the Progressive National Baptist Convention, the National Organization for Women, and the Society of American Law Teachers.

Arne Duncan is the Secretary of Education
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=2394
http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/75711
“Today, I promise you that under my leadership, the Department of Education will be a committed partner in the national effort to build a more environmentally literate and responsible society,”

“Right now, in the second decade of the 21st century, preparing our children to be good environmental citizens is some of the most important work any of us can do. It’s work that will serve future generations—and quite literally sustain our world,”

Robert Dunkley
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=2191
Professor of Criminology, University of Northern Colorado
The foregoing items required students to: (1) demonstrate their knowledge of two leftwing theories (“power control theory” and “Integrated-Structural Marxism”); (2) demonstrate their knowledge of, and justification for, feminist law theory; (3) make the case for gay marriage; and (4) make the argument that the military action of the US attacking Iraq was criminal.

Anita Dunn
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=2434
Obama’s communications director in 2009
Delivered a June 209 speech to high-school students in Maryland, where she cited Mao Zedong as one of her “favorite political philosophers”

Michael Eric Dyson
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=2192
Professor of Sociology at Georgetown University
Taught at University of North Carolina
Columbia University
DePaul University
University of Pennsylvania
Condems Bill Cosby
Member of Democratic Socialists of America
9/11 due to America’s imperialistic practices

Roger Ebert
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=962
Movie critic
Teaches film theory at the University of Chicago
Ebert boasted of his affiliations with the Students for a Democratic Society in his review of the 2003 documentary The Weather Underground: “I still have my membership card in Students for a Democratic Society,” he wrote, “signed by Tom Hayden, who handed it to me at a National Student Congress in 1963, and tucked the $1 membership fee in the pocket of his flannel shirt.”

Rick Eckstein
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=2193
Sociology professor at Villanova University
teaches the course “War, Imperialism and Terrorism,” in whose syllabus he makes clear his belief that terrorism stems not from militant Islamic fundamentalism, but rather from inequities born of American capitalism.

Marian Wright Edelman
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=1531
San Francisco State University established the Marian Wright Edelman Institute
Barnard College awarded her the Barnard Medal of Distinction
She received an honorary LL.D. from Bates College
At one time, Edelman served on the Board of the Saul Alinsky-created Industrial Areas Foundation. A passionate admirer of Alinsky

Barbara Ehrenreich
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=1058
Honorary Chairwoman of the Democratic Socialists of America
Taught at UC Berkeley

Paul Ehrlich
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=2194
Professor at Stanford University
Author of 1968 book The Population Bomb
“We’ve already had too much economic growth in the United States. Economic growth in rich countries like ours is the disease, not the cure.”

Carolyn Eisenberg
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=2017
Professor of U.S. foreign policy at Hofstra University
Professor Eisenberg’s campus activism, both inside and outside the classroom, has not escaped the notice of her students. On the website RateMyProfessors.com, a considerable number of Eisenberg’s students note her virulent anti-Americanism and her habit of airing her personal political views in the classroom. Among the student comments are the following:
“She hates America. She’s more like a communist than a liberal . . . Avoid her public lectures if you are patriotic or if you even like this country somewhat. She needs to move to France because that is where her ideology belongs.”

“Very, very, very liberal. At least I’m allowed to express my views in class because I’m from the opposite side of the political spectrum, but class becomes like a battleground and it can get unpleasant.”

“pretty easy grader, she is however very liberal and anti-American”

“[D]o not take this class if you are patriotic. [D]o not take it if you have any common sense.”

“This lady hates America! All she talks about is how America has ravaged the world. She blames the U.S. for everything from the [C]old [W]ar to some poor guy who slipped on a banana peel. Her class is nothing but a bash-America session. If you like America, steer clear from this lady!”


19 posted on 04/01/2012 10:15:12 PM PDT by Haddit
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To: reaganaut1

Apparently the byline is dated a day early.... this couldn’t really happen could it? (do I need the sarcasm indicator???)


20 posted on 04/01/2012 10:55:16 PM PDT by Nifster
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As a current history major at UC Berkeley, I can tell you that taking a US History class, taught by liberals, is not the solution to counteracting liberal bias. My last class started with the “military-industrial complex”, then “Joseph McCarthy”, then “LBJ’s Great Society”, then “Watergate”, then “Iran Contra”, and finally “War for oil”.

It’s so ridiculous that I think it actually moves people to the right, and I just hope the idiots who believe this crap are too stupid to vote. We need to go after the teachers!


21 posted on 04/04/2012 12:43:13 AM PDT by bronsonburg
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