…and arguing with them is fun. Witness this link to a discussion I had a while back with one such individual. It centers on a book by David Horowitz (smoke-blowing jackass masquerading as a Conservative pundit) in which he lists ‘101 Dangerous Academics’. This list includes Todd Gitlin, thus far my favourite Columbia prof, among a number of other men and women whose only faults were: a) being a lefty/moderate, b) being absolutely brilliant, c) being FAR more important and influential than Horowitz could ever hope to be in his wildest, wettest dreams.

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As any Columbia student who has endured The Core will tell you, any excuse to drop CC knowledge – witness my command of J.S. Mill biotch! – is one that absolutley must be taken advantage of. So, yah, this was fun. Any doubts about my incredible dorkiness should be alayed after reading even a bit of this bad boy….

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