April 18, 2011

Quote of the Day

To an ever-increasing degree -- in the academy and in the professions -- we live in a moral and intellectual atmosphere that is stifling. We live in a time in which those who want to advance in the professions must pretend to believe what we all know to be untrue. The totalitarian temptation persists. I doubt that it will ever go away. -- Paul Rahe

Hat-tip: Instapundit

Education Posted by John Kranz at April 18, 2011 10:56 AM

Yes. Rahe is, of course, correct. Call it group-think or political correctness or academic totalitarianism - the name does not matter - it is anti-survival behavior on the part of humanity.

I had to refer to the Hat-tip link to see who pulled the subject quote and gain some insight as to why no others were equally elevated, but the link is non-specific so I have no clue. Did you read the entire, fascinating essay? Were you not tempted to pull other quotes? Are you merely goading one of your loyal readers to do so?

Man, what an article you've linked here!

Posted by: johngalt at April 18, 2011 3:11 PM

So busted. I did read it and I did think it deserved a "read the whole thing" suggestion which I debated adding.

Going for the stock QOTD format, it's users' choice. Plus, I know the Sage of Knoxville is pretty well read 'round these parts. I frequently assume I am sweeping up the crumbs behind Insty.

Posted by: jk at April 18, 2011 6:17 PM

Lest you think I am withholding on tax day, the Instapundit link was the usual soul of brevity: "PAUL RAHE: Truths You Cannot Utter."

Posted by: jk at April 18, 2011 6:38 PM

The original link no longer works but this one leads to the same article.

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