On Wed, 23 Sep 1998 23:05:58 EDT JKSCHW at aol.com writes:
>In a message dated 98-09-23 13:14:19 EDT, you write:
><< BTW, it's often said that profs. sometimes "come out of the closet"
> leftists when they get tenure. But I don't know if that's true.
> think that the indoctrination of grad. school, struggling to publish
> tenure, etc. affects the _kind_ of leftist one is when one gets the
> The long and hard effort to get tenure encourages academic and
> leftism, employing all sorts of obscure jargon or math, dealing with
> questions, believing strongly in the divisions between and within
> disciplines, etc.
>I'm with Jim on this. I never saw it in 20 years in academe, rather
>reverse. Even those who kept the faith tend tro emerge chastened and
>And them of us as wasn't . . . lost our jobs.
>Oh, I have another right-to-left example: Milton Fisk, a former
>Catholic, now a Marxist philosopherr and a comrade of mine.
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