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The rule of the philosopher kings fails once again

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Submitted by Kevin M (United States), Nov 28, 2006 at 09:46

Very good post. Just as the philosopher kings was a failure in antiquity, likewise is the meritless mentality that colleges and universities are the private preserve of the, apparently, self-worshipping scholar class. since when is a Ph.D. immune from error of judgment?

It is one thing to recount Frederick William the Great Elector's foibles; it is another to lecture a captive audience with politicized sputum (ostensibly because the lecturer is wholly unfit to fend for him/herself in the private sector). It is well beyond time to hold our institutions of higher learning to account for their self indulgences and conceits.

Kevin Barrett is a flaming lunatic, cut from the same cloth as Ward Churchill. I do not find it surprising that such fruitcakes obtain positions in our schools, but I find it disgusting that regents and directors refrain from frogmarching them out of the ivy halls when their fraudulence and plagiarisms are uncovered!

If you want to wear the purple robes, then be worthy of them!

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