Trump and higher education

Higher education is awash with hysteria. That might have helped elect Trump. Por George Will.

Many undergraduates, their fawn-like eyes wide with astonishment, are wondering: Why didn’t the dean of students prevent the election from disrupting the serenity to which my school has taught me that I am entitled? Campuses create “safe spaces” where students can shelter from discombobulating thoughts and receive spiritual balm for the trauma of microaggressions. Yet the presidential election came without trigger warnings? (…) Academia should consider how it contributed to, and reflects Americans’ judgments pertinent to, Donald Trump’s election. The compound of childishness and condescension radiating from campuses is a reminder to normal Americans of the decay of protected classes — in this case, tenured faculty and cosseted students. (…) Institutions of supposedly higher education are awash with hysteria, authoritarianism, obscurantism, philistinism and charlatanry. Which must have something to do with the tone and substance of the presidential election, which took the nation’s temperature.

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One thought on “Trump and higher education

  1. mariofig

    If we accept as truths all the different explanations being put forth on why Trump was elected, we quickly reach the conclusion that everyone helped Trump get elected. And from it we can postulate that the world wanted Trump to be elected. And so we can build the unquestionable axiom that reads as follows: Trump got elected because.

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