Friday, October 13, 2006

Blog Flog Friday

Basically brilliant Bérubé:

The attack on American universities is part and parcel of that ascendant wing’s larger program for American society. They now control all three branches of government, they’ve got their own Philip K. Dick-like alternative-universe media in Fox News and the vast right-wing noise machine, and they’re striking out at the few areas of American life they don’t dominate—Hollywood, unions, college campuses. (You know, the real centers of power.) It’s a little hard to believe, at first; if I were a conservative, I’d be quite happy with an arrangement under which my allies control the country and my opponents control the survey courses in American fiction.

Go read the whole interview, or better yet, buy his book What's Liberal about the Liberal Arts?


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