Monday, December 12, 2011
- A Must Read From Charles C. W. Cooke
Proving brevity really is the soul of wit, Charles C. Cooke has written a brilliant little commentary on the fact that New York University has begun teaching not just one, but two courses in "Occupy Wall Street".
His sparkling little literary bauble begins thus:
With a dull inevitability and a scandalous absence of shame, New York University announced Thursday that next semester it will offer two for-credit classes on the subject of Occupy Wall Street.
The first, for undergraduates, will be entitled, “Why Occupy Wall Street? The History and Politics of Debt and Finance” and taught by Lisa Duggan, a professor of social and cultural analysis, whose long list of “teaching interests” is a veritable masterpiece of satire, including such gems as Gender and Cultural History, Social Theories of Citizenship, Critical Historiographies/Queer Historiographies, Constructions of Whiteness in the United States, Studying Sex, Studying Gender, and the indispensable Introduction to Lesbian/Gay Studies: Queer Critique.
Brilliant. Don't miss the rest at the link.