Monday, June 18, 2007

Antioch Closes

The small, liberal arts college famed for establishing policy governing methodology of sexual activity ("May I unbutton your blouse?" "May I touch your br**st?") is closing. Sad, are we?
Antioch College became a rump where the most illiberal trends in education became entrenched. Since it is always easier to impose a conformist ethos on a small group than a large one, as the student body dwindled, free expression and freedom of thought were crushed under the weight of ultraliberal orthodoxy. By the 1990s the breadth of challenging ideas a student might encounter at Antioch had narrowed, and the college became a place not for education, but for indoctrination. Everyone was on the same page, a little to the left of The Nation in worldview.
And so, R.I.P. Antioch College. Nah.

1 comment:

D'artagnan said...

Something Peter Kreeft said in one of his lectures, that continues to stay with me, is that the present generation is the first in history to be "less well educated than their parents". I get a chill every time I think of it.