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Politics and Academia

I was reading Ellen Goodman today and she so hit the nail on the head that I laughed out loud. She was commenting on how Conservatives are usurping the language of affirmative action in a new goal--to change the pattern of the number of liberals vs. conservatives who are teaching or researching on college campuses. Ellen made two points that so tickled me: anthropologists are democratic 30:1 and academia is such a small pond and the battles are over such small potatoes, why don't conservatives trade places with democrats and earn a pittance of their corporate salaries in teaching and let democrats run corporations? Because of choice. Maybe that is why democrats teach and republicans rule AT THE MOMENT.

Here's the article: Those Poor College Conservatives