cause and effect?

Maybe this article can explain at least part of the reason the mainstream media has become disconnected from society as a whole; they’ve been educated by a system disconnected from reality. Best paragraph:

In the absence of intellectual competition (other than the disputes between left and lefter), academia will continue to get it wrong. This might be of limited concern if not for the fact that the sheltered students who emerge from this one-party state are left bereft of any means of negotiating with reality once they engage in politics as adults. Instead of being given the background knowledge of American institutions they need to make judgments as citizens, they are fed attitudes. Credulous undergraduates fall prey to priestly performers who claim to be initiating them into the subterranean mysteries. Those who buy into this worldview are left both insufferably pretentious and substantively silly.

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~ by wildeyedwonder on May 18, 2005.

One Response to “cause and effect?”

  1. Interesting. Thanks for sharing.

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