11 July 2007

Cumpleanos


Our society and our literature and our culture are being dumbed down, and the causes are very complex. In a lifetime of teaching English, I've seen the study of literature debased. There's very little authentic study of the humanities remaining. My research assistant came to me ... saying she'd been in a seminar in which the teacher spent two hours saying that Walt Whitman was a racist. This isn't even good nonsense. It's insufferable.

2 comments:

Saltburn subversives said...

Fabian
I don't know whether you've seen this before, but you might find it interesting as it clearly relates to a great many things discussed in your blog.
http://www.liberty.li/forum/archive/index.php/t-294.html

Peter Horne

Fabian Tassano said...

Thanks Peter, no I hadn't. Looks interesting, as does the liberty.li site.