Barry Goldwater, 1962Barry Goldwater, 1962By Mary Grabar, Posted December 22, 2017: The Dissident Prof is back in Atlanta, for the holidays and doing research, and noting the changes in the city (including Decatur and DeKalb County). Millennials have taken over and they all seem to love to live in newly buillt condominiums, eat out, and shop--except for books.

In Decatur, I almost thought I was back in Greenwich Village. (I was doing research at NYU in October.)

Book stores have all but disappeared.

Read more: Christmas Shopping in Atlanta: Goldwater at Dollar Tree

Russian Revolution of 1917Russian Revolution of 1917Posted November 7, 2017, by Mary Grabar: on the 100th anniversary of the bloody, Bolshevik Revolution. Originally published in Enquiry, the independent student-run publication, of the Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization. 

Hamilton College is acknowledging the hundredth anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution with displays of crimson banners, books from International Publishers (a Communist organization), and visages of Lenin in the library.

What should be added is a rendering of a handless and toothless frozen corpse, with this death certificate from 1939:

Surname, name and patronymic: Fort-Whiteman, Lovett

Year and place of birth: 1894 American

. . . .

Read more: History: The First African American Communist

What NYT sees as peacefulWhat NYT sees as peacefulBy Mary Grabar, August 28, 2017: No doubt, one of the big topics in classrooms as students come back is going to be the march of the "Nazis" and the threat to democracy by President Trump. National Public Radio, Education Week, and the National Education Association, are offering resources. USA Today had an article filled with helpful tips for teachers. Not surprisingly, these resources come from such places as the racist Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), the anti-Semitic Facing History and Ourselves, and the sophistic Atlantic Magazine. Read this recent "Legal Insurrection" blog post to see how SPLC is exploiting Charlottesville to further enrich themselves.

Read more: Back to School 2017

By Lars-Andreas Kvisle - Own work, CC BY-SA 2.5By 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.

Read more: The Conservative’s Guide to Having Ineffective Education Debates

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