Posts Tagged ‘harvard’

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Obama: F*&k THA POLICE!

July 27, 2009

Recently, President Obama weighed in on the arrest of Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates- African-American- ,saying Sgt James Crowley of the Cambridge police department “acted stupidly” when he arrested Gates for disorderly conduct. Not very Presidential, but as it turns out, legally correct.

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The Best and the Brightest Have Led America Off a Cliff

December 11, 2008

Chris HedgesTruthdig

harvard-collegeThe multiple failures that beset the country, from our mismanaged economy to our shredded constitutional rights to our lack of universal health care to our imperial debacles in the Middle East, can be laid at the feet of our elite universities. Harvard, Yale, Princeton and Stanford, along with most other elite schools, do a poor job educating students to think. They focus instead, through the filter of standardized tests, enrichment activities, advanced-placement classes, high-priced tutors, swanky private schools and blind deference to all authority, on creating hordes of competent systems managers. The collapse of the country runs in a direct line from the manicured quadrangles and halls in places like Cambridge, Mass., Princeton, N.J., and New Haven, Conn., to the financial and political centers of power. 

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