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Monday, July 16, 2012

How Academia Changed Our Culture

American culture changed dramatically in the 1960s and '70s, but not for the better. David Gelernter, a professor of computer science at Yale, describes the important changes in higher education that promoted the spread of radical leftwing ideas that so changed America in his new book called America-Lite: How Imperial Academia Dismantled Our Culture (and Ushered in the Obamacrats). This book is a history of American university education that tracks how elite universities, such as Columbia and Yale, changed the way that America's future leaders were trained and taught them to spread leftwing ideas throughout society.

Author Gelernter explains how education at the elite colleges was replaced with political indoctrination. The so-called intellectuals rejected facts and replaced them with leftist theory. Universities invited radicals into the establishment, which resulted in an unprecedented spread of leftism that dramatically changed what our leadership class believes about God and country. When that generation grew into local and national positions, their leftwing theories spread rapidly.

Author David Gelernter argues that President Obama is not really an ideologue bent on spreading radical leftwing theories. He is a member of a badly educated leadership class which just takes leftism for granted. This makes him all the more dangerous. And there are so many more like him. Obama is a symbol of the failure of American universities to teach the truth, and to substitute political indoctrination. Obama is a symbol of the new American elite, the new establishment where left-liberal politics is a built-in mindset they take for granted without needing to think. This book says conservatives must take American higher education back from the liberal airheads if our culture is to survive. The name of this book is America-Lite: How Imperial Academia Dismantles Our Culture.

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