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Academia-Gate, Professors and academic professionals use postions to creat a biased view in students...well duh!

I found an article in Big Journalism ( ) about how they are using their positions to silence opposing view points. Not so sure this is a suprise though....

Academia-Gate at Big Journalism

"These so-called scholars have freely admitted, in their own words, that they intend to “undermine the credibility and arguments” of those who happen to hold opposing viewpoints to theirs."

And the worst of it is they aren't just doing this in colleges. Kids in public schools are sent home to berate their parents for not following a progressive agenda, in effect silencing their parents views.

Makes me wonder again why I pay taxes....

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Comment by Harry Mathews on June 12, 2010 at 7:05am
"construct a counter narrative" - this is what "Critical Theory" is all about. ASU has graduate level courses in "Critical Theory", "Narrative Construction" and "Victimology" although the courses don't always bear those names because the Left does not want us to know what they are up to which is brainwashing our youth.
Comment by Harry Mathews on June 12, 2010 at 7:14am

ASU Critical Theory Professor:
Lincoln Professor
Humanities,Arts & Cultural
My CV, publications, and presentations are updated on my HomePage

Martin Beck Matustik, a newly appointed Lincoln Professor of Ethics and Religion at Arizona State University, joined the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at ASUW in fall 2008. After earning his Ph.D. from Fordham University in 1991, he has been on the faculty in the Department of Philosophy at Purdue University. With his teaching home in the Division of Humanities, Arts, and Cultural Studies at New College, Matustik will offer courses in the new ASU-wide M.A. Program in Applied Ethics and Professions as well as in the undergraduate program in Relligion and Applied Ethics Studies (RAES) at ASUW. Matustik has published six single author books, edited two collections, and co-edited New Critical Theory, a series at Rowman and Littlefield Publishers. Among his publications are Postnational Identity: Critical Theory and Existential Philosophy in Habermas, Kierkegaard, and Havel (1993); Specters of Liberation: Great Refusals in the New World Order (1998); Jurgen Habermas: A Philosophical-Political Profile (2001); and Kierkegaard in Post/Modernity (1995), co-edited with Merold Westphal. His most recent book, Radical Evil and the Scarcity of Hope: Postsecular Meditations, was published in June 2008 by Indiana University Press.

Matustik's research and teaching specialties range from critical theory, Continental philosophy of religion, phenomenology and existentialism to post-Holocaust ethics; his interests integrate in transdisciplinary form the fields of literature, philosophy, social theory, and spirituality. Matustik, originally from Czechoslovakia, was 11 when the Soviet tanks invaded Prague. In 1969, at 12, Matustik published a photo from the funeral of Jan Palach, a Charles University philosophy student who immolated himself in protest of the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia that took place in August 1968. While a first-year student at Charles University, at 19, Matustik signed "Charta 77," the Czechoslovak manifesto for human rights, issued in January 1977 by Vaclav Havel, Jan Patocka, and Jiri Hajek. He became a political refugee in August of that year. As a Fulbright student of Jurgen Habermas in Frankfurt a/M in 1989, he witnessed the historical November fall of the Berlin Wall and the Velvet Revolution in Czechoslovakia that lead to the election of Vaclav Havel as the first Czechoslovak President after the fall of the Iron Curtain. Matustik lectured at Prague's Charles University as a Fulbright fellow in 1995. He writes about some of these experiences in his unpublished book manuscript, Out of Silence: A Philosophical Memoir and Spiritual Odyssey

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Comment by Harry Mathews on June 12, 2010 at 7:23am
Critical Theory Courses taught by ASU professor Martin Matustik:
Spring 2009
Courses Taught This Semester Course Number Course Title
JHR 598 Special Topics : Studies in Critical Theory
MAS 598 Special Topics : Studies in Critical Theory
REL 300 Res,Wrtng,Thnkg in Rel&App Eth
REL 494 Special Topics : Studies in Critical Theory


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