I live near Dartmouth and graduated from Yale: in other words, I'm between an Ivy League rock on the one hand and a Ivy League hard place on the other.
However Ms. Kim's reference (see her opinion piece in today's Dartmouth, below) to Chris Hedges' The Empire of Illusion and its claim that "a true liberal arts education fosters in its students a seed of honest intellectual inquiry, which is fiercely independent and naturally distrustful of authority and the status-quo." makes me wonder.
Over time those journalistic entities transmogrified into the new status-quo of anti-communist red-baiting for 30 years which few dared question and which held the country in a kind of perpetual fear of the bogey-man in the closet or the commie-under -the bed.
What a tangled web
we set out
our empires crumbled
As mortals never cease
Even the all-too-rare student demonstrations on this campus often quickly fizzle out due to lack of participation and in the worst of cases, peer ridicule.
We neither stand for ourselves nor for anyone else...