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Our Psychodramatic Campuses
PJ Media, by Victor Davis Hanson

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Posted By:StormCnter, 4/14/2014 4:48:47 AM

Dartmouth College students recently staged an overnight sit-in the office of their president Philip Hanlon. They had over seventy demands. Apparently, they grew out of their alleged suffering at the hands of “racist, classist, sexist, heterosexist, trans-homophobic, xenophobic, and ablest structures.” Translating into English, the students elaborated, “Our bodies are already on the line, in danger, and under attack” — suggesting conditions similar to the teen-aged Marines who stormed Fallujah in November 2004, or perhaps the iron-workers who tip-toe on girders 1,000 feet above Manhattan, or an acquaintance of mine whose work clothes reveal that he pumps out quite messy rural

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: NYBruin, 4/14/2014 8:26:48 AM     (No. 9809931)

I´d never heard of VDH before coming to lucianne.com. He us now a "must read" for me!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: earlybird, 4/14/2014 9:25:49 AM     (No. 9809990)

I love Victor Davis Hanson (who happens to be a Californian) and this piece is an absolute gem. He really socks it to ´em...

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Reply 3 - Posted by: steph_gray, 4/14/2014 10:14:15 AM     (No. 9810033)

His proposed list of student grievances is hilarious and worth the click! I love his example of iron workers. My dad was one.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 4/14/2014 11:26:53 AM     (No. 9810129)

VDH is a classical scholar. I read his "The Western Way of War" many years ago.

I´ve been impressed how well he has managed to develop his knowledge of the classics into contemporary punditry.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: K620, 4/14/2014 11:39:45 AM     (No. 9810146)

Maybe VDH´s best ever.

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