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More Anti-Academic Tripe

Camille Paglia advises an overeducated fool to flee academia:

The institutional structure of the modern university is a relatively recent invention. People had profound thoughts and made significant art for thousands of years before American education mushroomed up and then disemboweled itself. Wherever and whenever you can transmit your knowledge to others, you are doing the work of the mind and carrying forward the flame of civilization. The self-sacrificing, teaching priests and nuns of Roman Catholicism (like St. Teresa of Avila) remain an inspiration to me, even though I long ago left the church.

There are thousands of like-minded people out there — lovers of literature and art who have taken to their bunkers to escape the PC pollution. If you all would ally, you could move mountains. For Jupiter’s sake, if imperial Rome could fall, so can the tyranny of theory!

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