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Making the World Safe for DeSantis

As long as fools like the people who used to run Hamline University are around, we will need to keep worrying about assholes like DeSantis running the country. Places like Hamline write his The Woke are Destroying Us scripts for him.

The now-deposed prez of that school – taking a page from the idiots at Oberlin – reflexively attacked a professor for showing students images of Mohammed. A theocrat in the class squawked; the school verbally attacked/fired/ruined the career of the prof; the rest of us, who understand democracy, rose up as one and made all the idiots go away; and now it’s all over but the school-crushing legal settlements (Oberlin’s attack on an innocent party cost it thirty six mill).

The AAUP really went after them. Good.

Margaret Soltan, May 23, 2023 6:32AM
Posted in: defenses of liberal education, democracy

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2 Responses to “Making the World Safe for DeSantis”

  1. Stephen Karlson Says:

    And yet, other contributors to Inside Higher Ed, see in particular Timothy V. Kaufman-Osborn’s “Not just a war on ‘woke'” recently; are doubling down on business as usual. “What is happening in Florida is part and parcel of a much broader agenda that is anti-labor, anti-immigrant, anti-LGBTQ, but pro-white, pro-Christian and pro-patriarchy.” It is to laugh.

  2. Margaret Soltan Says:

    Stephen: Yeah, he’s doing that thing I call Going Cosmic. Let’s not focus pragmatically on a problem; let’s mount a soapbox and moan about what Pema Chodron calls “this lousy world.”

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