Monday, April 19, 2010
* Elephant 101 at Yale
YDN has NOT printed this letter
Letter to the Editor
Yale Daily News
April 19th 's article "Rethinking a Yale Education" contains this sentence:“Yale has been training leaders for centuries, Levin said, but for a Yale education to have value in a globalized world, it must include foreign perspectives and address international problems.”
How can Yale address international problems when it maintains satellite courses in a country which censors entire events in history like Tianamen Sqaure; or denies the efficacy of condoms in preventing AIDS (both a country and a religion); or (again, both countries and religions) insists that women be denied access to power (ordination; education) ?
Theocracy vs. Democracy; Tyranny vs. Democracy; Autocracy vs. Democracy are the elephants in this academic room.
There’s a bit of globalized wishful thinking going on here.
Posted by Paul D. Keane, The Anti-Yale at 9:20 AM