Thursday, February 26, 2009

Minority report ...

... from the great Joseph Epstein: A dissent on the 'valedictocracy.

Like Gadarene swine, the putatively best of American colleges have rushed to take on the worst of intellectual freight. Behind the much-vaunted notion of diversity in contemporary universities is the attempt to make sure that no corpus of bad ideas isn't amply represented. In this attempt, the top universities have succeeded admirably.

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