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Zulu DivinersZulus and Liberals (and, No, This Isn't Racist) by Malcolm Allen, Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley and a longtime commiserater with and supporter of Dissident Prof, as well as contributor to Exiled: Stories from Conservative and Moderate Professors Who Have Been Ridiculed, Ostracized, Marginalized, Demonized, and Frozen Out. British spellings have been retained--Mary Grabar, Posted August 22, 2016

In odd moments I am reading Donald R. Morris’s The Washing of the Spears (1965), the helpful subtitle of which is The Rise and Fall of the Zulu Nation. Amazon.com no less helpfully tells us that “this unsurpassed history details the sixty-year existence of the world’s mightiest African empire—from its brutal formation and zenith under the military genius Shaka (1787-1828), through its inevitable collision with white expansionism, to its dissolution under Cetshwayo in the [Anglo-]Zulu War of 1879.”

Posted May 3, 2013, by Mary Grabar: The history professor "too conservative" for Kennesaw State University, Dr. Timothy Furnish, addresses the Madison Forum breakfast meeting on March 27, 2013.  (Be patient with the video; it's dark only at the beginning.)  The second part of his talk, "Jihad: An Enemy Both Foreign and Domestic," is here.  As you may recall, Dr. Furnish participated in the April 1 panel discussion, "Intellectual Bias: Do Colleges Discriminate Against Conservatives?" at Kennesaw State University.

By Lars-Andreas Kvisle - Own work, CC BY-SA 2.5Posted June 30, 2017: Guest Post by Robert Oscar Lopez: Impotent caterwauling about colleges and universities has a long and hallowed tradition on the American right. Think of William F. Buckley, often deified in the political imagination as the best that the right wing could ever produce. He launched his career with a book called God and Man at Yale, complaining about the immoral drift of teaching at an elite Ivy League university. When this was published in the early 1950s, only about 7.5% of white males finished four years of college (see here), and they were far ahead of everybody else. By 2014, as reported by PBS, roughly 40% of working Americans of all races held a college degree. Today the 1950s curriculum that worried Buckley feels like idyllic nostalgia.

Another education bubble?The Achievement Bubble, by Scott Herring, Posted October 1, 2012 Scott Herring is back with another observation of life at Cal State Davis and the "super-achievers."

Ours is a bubbly economy, as that economy has reminded us over and over, without the lesson hitting home: credit bubble, housing bubble, dot-com bubble, and so on back through the centuries.  We know, at least, what a bubble looks like on the inside, from the bubble victims themselves.  From the inside, they will later say, the bubble did not seem irrational at all.  The herd instinct prevailed.

Skulls from the killing fieldsBy Scott Herring, Posted October 29, 2012: Here at Dissident Prof, we follow a traditional line on university instruction, so it pains me to admit that, during some quarters, I show a feature film in class. Worse, I may do it mainly because the students’ morale is sagging. I do, however, have good reasons too. We can all agree that there are some films that achieve the status of high art, and in some classes, I can serve the official course goals by helping students see why they are regarded that way. I have also been known to slip in a subversive, conservative message. Let me show you how it is done. My example is so improbable that you will not believe me at first, but I have taken my subversive message from the most improbable place: a popular movie about—incredibly—the Vietnam War.

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