This morning, while stopped at a red light, a college kid pulled into the traffic lane next to me. As he accelerated, I noticed his bumper sticker: “Subvert the dominant paradigm.”
The prose from our over-educated elites is frustrating… but not nearly so much as witnessing the lock-step fealty on campus to orthodox liberalism.
A few years back, the ‘Chronicle of Higher Education’ reported on a study that found about 80 percent of college faculty voted for John Kerry in his presidential bid of 2004. The president of Harvard at the time, Lawrence Summers, remarked that no social science teacher at a PhD-granting institution admitted voting for President Bush that year: “There is an overwhelming tilt toward the progressive side.”
UPDATE: David Brooks does a superb job of explaining why eternal rebellion and semi-anarchy is a dead-end. Our generation -- deeply cynical about just authority -- has gone too long without thinking "properly about how power should be used to bind and build."