When Professors Think They’re Rock Stars. “There is a whole dissertation to be written on intellectuals using the word neoliberal to mean ‘rules I shouldn’t have to follow.’”
Plus: “Just as in the communist and socialist regimes that academics so admire, the universities all have an elite class at the top (permanently installed thanks to tenure), while the masses scurry around trying their best not to upset the rulers, lest they lose their livelihood. Maybe capitalist bosses are pigs too, but at least one isn’t subject to their moral preening as well as their abusive behavior.”
Twitter suspended Kris Paronto for a second time this week after the Benghazi hero shared a screen shot of the tweet thatoriginally resulted in a 12 hour suspension.
It all began on Friday when Paronto mocked an anti-Trump Twitter account that bragged about how former President Barack Obama had killed Osama bin Laden. Ironically, the person being taunted by the anti-Trumper was the Navy SEAL who actually did kill bin Laden.
NICHOLAS BALLASY: Professor Warns of Grave Consequences for ‘Trying to Shut Down the Opinions of Others.’ “‘In the middle of a growing culture war, our education system created to cultivate a national civic culture is only making things worse,’ author says in D.C.”