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Sunday, April 22, 2007

Unpleasant Food for Thought, sorry

In the wake of the murderous rampage in Virginia, here are a series of links to give background and make us think. There's something very perverse and dangerous in the ivory towers.

April 20, 2007
Was Cho taught to hate?

...And that answer is readily available on the websites of Cho's English Department at Virginia Tech. This is a wonder world of PC weirdness. English studies at VT are a post-modern Disney World in which nihilism, moral and sexual boundary breaking, and fantasies of Marxist revolutionary violence are celebrated. They show up in a lot of faculty writing. Not by all the faculty, but probably by more than half... (click here for complete article; hat tip ck)

PA Holocaust denial in new PA schoolbooks:
WWII without a Holocaust

by Itamar Marcus and Barbara Crook - April 18, 2007

In response to queries about Holocaust denial in Palestinian Authority (PA) education, the following is a section from the recent PMW report on PA schoolbooks documenting the way in which the Holocaust has been eliminated from the PA’s new Grade 12 history textbook.

History of the Arabs and the World in the 20th Century teaches the military and the political events of the Second World War in detail, including sections on Nazi racial ideology, yet does not mention the Holocaust.... (click here for complete article)

Wednesday, April 18, 2007
PENN STATE SUED FOR CENSORING ANTI-TERRORISM ART

...Stulman created a series of paintings, "Portraits of Terror," to address the issues of Islamic fundamentalism and terrorism in Israel. Each of the paintings in the series is based on news articles, photographs and well-documented research.
Penn State officials and the Muslim Student Association advisor who professed concern about Stulman's work refused Stulman's repeated efforts to meet with them... (click here for complete article)

Here's an obituary of Professor Liviu Librescu, the heroic Israeli murdered there.

2 comments:

benning said...

Liviu Librescu: The man was/is a Hero for all time. An amazing reaction to the assault of a gun-wielding lunatic, to protect his students at the risk of his own life. Just amazing.

G_D Bless him and his family.

Batya said...

It's a very Israeli reaction, part of the legends of true Israeli heroes. The officer/soldier who throws his body over the grenade, like Roi Klein of Eli or my late neighbor, Noam Apter, locking the kitchen/diningroom door, throwing away the key and smiling as the terrorists shot him, knowing that he had given the others time to escape.