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Perhaps professors try to expand your mind

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Submitted by Michelle Huffman (United States), Apr 21, 2003 at 13:25

I have read a number of books and articles by Eric Foner, one of the professors you mention in your article. I was actually doing a search when I came across this article. I have to say that after reading your article, I feel my support for these professors and their opinions is heightened. In my experience, the role of professors is to expand your mind. They ask questions and make comments that allow their students to think objectively about the world around them. I am sorry that you would rather listen to one man or a regime in power than to question their motives or consider that perhaps there are other sides to the issue. Certainly, a man like Eric Foner, is not a prof who "hates America." He is merely who is familiar with history and understands the potential for history to repeat itself. All he, like most profs, wants is for people to realize the potential consequences and opposition to the actions our government implements. Why not consider this a learning experience, not one of view-pushing or illinformed arguments?

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