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Friday, August 22, 2003

Cornnell University proudly welcomes Jihad Cindy to the faculty

From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution...

Cynthia McKinney, the feisty former 4th District congresswoman, is headed for the Ivy League.

Officials at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., confirmed that McKinney has been named a visiting professor at the institution. Under her contract, she will serve as a guest lecturer for three years, beginning this fall....

As I have said on this blog before, I am envious of the Left for the stranglehold that it has on academia. This is just one of the thousands of examples why. I guess that you could say it is equal in magnitude to to the stranglehold that the Right has on the talk radio format. But there is one big difference in the implications -- Marxists, and other assorted loonies like Noam Chomsky and Jihad Cindy, get to write academic textbooks, which means that their opinions become the "official" version. Young children and adults have no choice over who to learn Economics and History from. Talk radio, on the other hand, actually has to compete for listeners and continuously defend its ideas. (It does so very well, which is a testament to the strength of those ideas.)

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