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.


Hell_Is_Like_Newark said...

Let me guess... it costs around $1,200 per credit?

Bill it to Sallie Mae.

frithguild said...

>>Not since Marcel Duchamp and his fellow Dadaists realized that modernity had so deprived its denizens of basic cultural standards that they could ingeniously recast art in such a way as to overcome their painful lack of talent have those in positions of authority and influence abnegated their responsibilities both to the young and to the future of civilization as those who currently inhabit faculties across the Republic.<<

That one made my hair hurt.