Monday, August 20, 2007

"The world is a tricky place, and nobody teaches you this in school"

This, according to a Washington Post journalist and his physician wife, who apparently had no clue that their personal finances were built on a pile of quicksand. But, as he points out, he's one of the lucky schlubs, "luckier than many others who have already lost their homes as the mortgage turmoil has worsened." Apparently he missed the semester when they offered "The World is a Tricky Place 101."

And, what is it they - we! - are teaching our students? Well, sensitivity training, multiculturalism and the wonders of globalization. Post-modernism, post-structuralism, and post-materialism. Academic studies on male strip tease and female public hair. Stewardship, responsibility and prudence? That's just plain oppression! I hope everyone is enjoying their transgressive and transformative liberation in these wondrous days when we're starting to see some of the costs of pretending that reality doesn't exist...

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