Barone nails it

Barone on the overdue re-examination of rampant multiculturalism.

In America, as in Britain, multiculturalism has become the fashion in large swathes of our society. So the Founding Fathers are presented only as slaveholders, World War II is limited to the internment of Japanese-Americans and the bombing of Hiroshima. Slavery is identified with America, though it has existed in every society and the antislavery movement arose first among English-speaking evangelical Christians.

But most Americans know there is something special about our cultural heritage. While Harvard and Brown are replacing scholars of the founding period with those studying other things, book-buyers are snapping up first-rate histories of the Founders by David McCullough, Joseph Ellis and Ron Chernow.

Mutilculturalist intellectuals do not think our kind of society is worth defending. But millions here and increasing numbers in Britain and other countries know better.

I wonder when or if Harvard will ever lose its patina…my brainiac elder son was encouraged to apply there by his counsellors, on the basis of his grades and SAT scores…he said, “no, thanks – not interested in a school with its head so far up its own rear end.”

My boy! :-)

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  • http://www.catholicpillowfight.com Tony Miller

    I wonder when or if Harvard will ever lose its patina…my brainiac elder son was encouraged to apply there by his counsellors, on the basis of his grades and SAT scores…he said, “no, thanks – not interested in a school with its head so far up its own rear end.”

    Thanks, Anchoress, you just made me spray coffee all over my monitor. :)

  • http://www.catholicpillowfight.com Tony Miller

    I wonder when or if Harvard will ever lose its patina…my brainiac elder son was encouraged to apply there by his counsellors, on the basis of his grades and SAT scores…he said, “no, thanks – not interested in a school with its head so far up its own rear end.”

    Thanks, Anchoress, you just made me spray coffee all over my monitor. :)

  • newton

    You’ve got a great kid! Tell him that he will be great, no matter which school he goes!

  • newton

    You’ve got a great kid! Tell him that he will be great, no matter which school he goes!

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  • Bender B. Rodriguez

    I wonder when or if Harvard will ever lose its patina . . . my brainiac elder son was encouraged to apply there by his counsellors, on the basis of his grades and SAT scores…he said, “no, thanks – not interested in a school with its head so far up its own rear end.”

    —That’s good, as long as he realizes the hard truth that integrity comes at a price. There are too many employers out there that will hire know-nothing idiots, merely because they have a degree from Harvard, Yale, Georgetown, etc., and they will refuse to hire the most brilliant graduates from smaller and better schools that lack the imprimatur of contemporary cultural elites.

  • Bender B. Rodriguez

    I wonder when or if Harvard will ever lose its patina . . . my brainiac elder son was encouraged to apply there by his counsellors, on the basis of his grades and SAT scores…he said, “no, thanks – not interested in a school with its head so far up its own rear end.”

    —That’s good, as long as he realizes the hard truth that integrity comes at a price. There are too many employers out there that will hire know-nothing idiots, merely because they have a degree from Harvard, Yale, Georgetown, etc., and they will refuse to hire the most brilliant graduates from smaller and better schools that lack the imprimatur of contemporary cultural elites.

  • http://ohhowilovejesus.com Jeanette

    Well, we all know where his head is—squarely on his shoulders! You should be proud of your boys! I’m sure you are. My son was encouraged to apply to Dartmouth but I talked him out of it. :)

  • http://ohhowilovejesus.com Jeanette

    Well, we all know where his head is—squarely on his shoulders! You should be proud of your boys! I’m sure you are. My son was encouraged to apply to Dartmouth but I talked him out of it. :)

  • kch24

    It seems . . . a smidgeon smug to dismiss Ivy League schools out of hand, because of a few, or even many excesses. There are lots of really good professors there, and a very good Christian culture–albeit quiet– which needs more people. Better to apply, be accepted, enroll and give Harvard a chance before proudly dismissing the entire intstitution. (I’ve got a conservative, religious son who loves it at Harvard. Now Yale . . . that’s another story.)

  • kch24

    It seems . . . a smidgeon smug to dismiss Ivy League schools out of hand, because of a few, or even many excesses. There are lots of really good professors there, and a very good Christian culture–albeit quiet– which needs more people. Better to apply, be accepted, enroll and give Harvard a chance before proudly dismissing the entire intstitution. (I’ve got a conservative, religious son who loves it at Harvard. Now Yale . . . that’s another story.)

  • Jay

    Bender, you’re so sadly right. Reminds me of that old TV ad with Abe Lincoln in a classroom with the word over of something like “you’re not going anywhere without that sheepskin”. Employers would often rather hire somebody with the right diploma than somebody who was a genuine genius – intelligence just isn;t as much of an issue.

    And don;t forget the richest man on the planet is a Harvard drop-out.

  • Jay

    Bender, you’re so sadly right. Reminds me of that old TV ad with Abe Lincoln in a classroom with the word over of something like “you’re not going anywhere without that sheepskin”. Employers would often rather hire somebody with the right diploma than somebody who was a genuine genius – intelligence just isn;t as much of an issue.

    And don;t forget the richest man on the planet is a Harvard drop-out.


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