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You know about Homo academicus saecularis sinister, although probably under another name. Let Anthony Esolen tell you more about them, as he makes observations about The Real World.

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gave a pretty good commencement speech.

I haven’t watched it yet, but here it is at YouTube.

Hmmm. I didn’t know there was a Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation YouTube channel… This could be fun.

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I know it’s kind of hard to find positive Western Civ programs in today’s universities, but, they are out there. For example, I just found out that Boise State has an American Founding Initiative.

I saw hunger for this sort of thing in our bookstore. We couldn’t keep classics or un-PC history books in stock, because they went out the door so fast, very often in the hands of teens and 20-somethings.

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From the book Disorientation: How to Go to College Without Losing Your Mind, Peter Kreeft thoughtfully takes on Progressivism. There’s also a website for the book.

The marketing is to Catholic teens headed off to college, and their parents, but if Kreeft’s entry is any indication, it could be valuable reading for teens and adults of all faiths.

hat tip: The Anchoress

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Uhm, I’m pretty sure my college wasn’t trying to turn out people like this. Shame on my college. Yay, Auburn.

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