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    Ideas coming from our colleges are our actions of tomorrow.

     Our professors are at the front of this new thought wars. Do you really think fascism just appears? it comes rather from a generation,or two, of ill informed bigots. We lose the war of ideas in our schools, we lose this country. I can not put it in simplier terms.

     Our country is at a fork in the road. We here at Kos see it, many others including our media simply do not. Illegal wars, torture, lose of free speech, I fear we have already begun traveling down the wrong path, we need to all fight to correct this choice before it is to late.

    •  While I agree... (none)
      ...as a grad student and instructor, I can't help but feel a bit squeamish about being made a footsoldier in the "new thought wars."  If we have any chance of winning this larger debate, we can't frame things this way, even if it seems that this is how they are.  I don't want to be at war with my students; we're all there [presumably] for a single purpose: learning from, refining, and challenging our beliefs and ideas about the social and cultural world(s).

      Instead, perhaps one way to obliquely attack this is by mentioning the fact that, due to inevitable legal costs, this will raise tuition at many colleges - particularly state colleges, making it even less of an obtainable reality for children of working and middle-class families.

      "You know I don't spend a lot of time thinking about myself, about why I do things." - GW, June 4, 2003

      by weirdmusic657 on Tue Mar 29, 2005 at 02:54:10 PM PST

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