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A Lady Wrote the Best Letter in the Editorials in Ages!!! - De File
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A Lady Wrote the Best Letter in the Editorials in Ages!!!
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From: e4q Date: February 15th, 2007 08:26 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
i love a well thought-out argument, don't you? i expect she will be getting an honorary doctorate for that, which she can have framed and put up in her new house (behind bulletproof glass and a security cage, of course, since you don't want all the foreigners getting their mitts on it)
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: February 15th, 2007 07:50 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Some of our more partisan state legislators here in Arizona have introduced a bill that would make it illegal for teachers in public schools and universities here to even mention politics or the government. I'm hoping it passes, because then I can relax and just teach apolitical content.
From: e4q Date: February 16th, 2007 08:23 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
remember free speech? those were the days!

i guess if any 'hot' topics come up this will mean that students' experience of discussion will degenerate to what paul gilroy rather kindly calls 'situated knowledges' but i, certainly, remember as 'identity politics' so that no one can make a remark unless they are 'speaking as a jew...' or 'speaking as a black lesbian mother with a wooden leg..'. i would certainly hate to go back to the klunky constraints of politicization a la early 80s. yuk.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: February 16th, 2007 02:22 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Hell, I'd even take those constraints over the sort dreamed up by these David Horowitz-inspired loons.
From: e4q Date: February 16th, 2007 06:20 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

dystopia v utopia

just reading atlas shrugged by ayn rand. well, i say 'reading' but i mean listening to a 56 hour long audiobook. it's easier with the ranty bits to listen (ignore) than read.

interesting idea though...
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