Academia has been the intellectual equivalent of a closed union shop for decades, from which only the most critically independent minds emerge unscathed. The rest, the uncritically receptive — the Arun Smiths — are steeped in opiates provided by such radical left-wing gurus as Antonio Gramsci, Paulo Freire, Frantz Fanon and Herbert Marcuse. All were Marxists; all believed westerners are the fountainhead of wickedness. And all believed that the omelet of “social justice” justified the breaking of many classically liberal eggs.No wonder I feel like a frittata!
FYI, here's a peek at Carleton's undergrad "human rights" program, which sounds mighty grim indeed.
Update: This is the sort of thing Barbara is talking about:
Here we see victimhood as a sacralized condition, SAIA Zion-loather TBA.