Of Patriots and Pantloads

This week in ad hominem attacks on American university faculty and students:

Former Republican administration Press Secretary Tony Snow boldly declares that “the average Iranian is more pro-American than virtually any college faculty in this country.”

A Princeton University junior and conservative activist sends himself fake hate-mail and then beats himself up to claim (falsely) that he was beaten up because of his conservative views.  The usual suspects leap to his defense before his fakery is quickly unmasked.

A book jacket by a Republican Goucher College graduate claims that women elementary school teachers with degrees from Brown and Swarthmore are the face of modern American fascism.

And some people wonder why it’s sometimes difficult to find registered Republicans on some humanities faculties.  (Via Tenured Radical.)

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