Thursday, April 25, 2024

Successful Education

4/25/24 New York Post:
"Two Columbia University students who rushed to join NYU’s violent anti-Israel rally are going viral after admitting they had no idea what the protest was about — and wished they were “more educated.”

"The unidentified students rattled off their clueless rationale on the steps of the NYU campus in downtown Manhattan as a slew of NYPD cops clad in riot gear stood in the background, as seen in footage viewed more than 3 million times since being shared by former Mayor Rudy Giuliani late Wednesday.

“I think the main goal is just showing our support for Palestine and demanding that NYU stop … I honestly don’t know all of what NYU is doing,” one admitted when asked about the protest’s purpose."

And what is Columbia teaching about critical thinking (or even uncritical thinking) 

1 comment:

  1. My very first post at Chicago Boyz offered an introduction to Edward Said, the Columbia professor who shaped Middle Eastern studies for decades. He taught that the West is the main aggressor in the Middle East, and that the founding of Israel was one of its aggressions. The university named a chair after him, currently held by former PLO official Rashid Khalidi.
    The antisemitism of the modern Left is an outgrowth of its anti-Westernism.