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I love “grumpy old man” commentaries (no ofense to Dr. Gottfried) talking about the “good ol’ days” and how things “ain’t like they used to be.” Here’s one from Dr. Gottfried at AmConMag decrying the sorry state of “higher education.”
I used to get dirty looks toward the end of my teaching career when I asked students in Western Civilization courses what books they had read. These students didn’t open books, perhaps on principle. I’ve no idea why they’re in college, except to meet significant others and to enjoy leisure time at the expense of their parents or of American taxpayers. As I like to point out, such college residents are students in the same sense I would be a player in the national hockey league, if I signed up in a program that allowed me to imagine I was something I was not. Of course, since these kids, or their enablers, are paying at least one hundred times more than I did for my education, they get their illusions and sybaritic tastes indulged.
Preach on Dr. G.! Preach on!