Thursday, March 12, 2009

Lou Dobbs Likes "Indoctrinate U"

Not sure how to take this.

Lou Dobbs likes "Indoctrinate U"

In fact, Lou says so.

I do have some small part in this movie. Have achieved minor cult status, as the review of a showing at the Kennedy Center reveals:

The left-wing “academics” portrayed in "Indoctrinate U" have an almost comic-book-like rigidity, and yet they take themselves with the utmost seriousness.

The absurdity of campus life was summed up by conservative professor Michael Munger in a line that had the entire Kennedy Center audience hooting and cheering.

After describing how most university classes — whether it be English, science, or government — tend to begin with a long political harangue by the teachers to condemn the war in Iraq or ridicule George W. Bush, he concluded, “What most faculty want is for students to validate their pathetic life experiences.”

4 comments:

Chris Lawrence said...

Minor cult status? Your cult status is so large that I'm planning on starting a Mungertown in Guyana if this whole tenure-track thing doesn't pan out, just to cash in on the craze.

MaxSpeak said...

" . . . most university classes — whether it be English, science, or government — tend to begin with a long political harangue by the teachers to condemn the war in Iraq or ridicule George W. Bush . . . "

You can't be serious.

When I taught Principles I would take a poll at the end of the course, quizzing students on what they thought my political orientation was. It was usually normally distributed around the center -- quite unlike me. Maybe they were trying to curry favor, I don't know.

I can't wait to see the documentary.

Michael said...

Note that the section you quote is NOT a quote of me, or paraphrased by me. And, I really didn't say anything like that.

However, it was 2004 when this was filmed. And, at that time, a lot of profs REALLY WERE starting class with a harangue.

Anonymous said...

Sorry for the misattribution. But how many are 'a lot'? I'd be surprised if there were more than two such profs per campus. I've never seen anything like that.

But I will watch the film, if it ever comes to my cable provider.

Meanwhile there is the odious campaign by David Horowitz to attack professors on the left, whether they harangue or not. Michael Bérubé has done a good job deconstructing that whole mess.

-- MaxSpeak