Thursday, February 10, 2005

BIG CHANGES ARE COMING: A SEA CHANGE

The Ward Churchill Affair at the University of Colorado has caught my interest. Because it involves so many elements- academic freedom, free speech, manipulation of the University by professional politians, misreporting and poor reporting, exploitation of 9/11 emotions, Native American issues, politicization of the student population, neo-McCarthyism, intellectual hazing, interest from many other academic institutions, attempting to tighten the hammerlock on informed dissent at a time of growing student unrest- my sense is that this man's confrontation with entrenched political power is but the beginning of a "sea change" in the nature and quality of contemporary political dissent in the USA. Big changes are in the offing.

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