Here’s a little light reading for break and as a prelude to the Michigan primaries: From Inside Higher Ed comes “Santorum’s Attack on Higher Ed,” in which presidential candidate Rick Santorum (who holds bachelors degree, an MBA, and a law degree) argues we’re encouraging too many people to go to college, which are liberal indoctrination machines anyway.
Santorum’s views here are quite, um, odd. Here’s my favorite passage:
But The Tampa Bay Times’ PolitiFact news service is reporting that Santorum — since 2008 — has linked higher education to the work of Satan. In a 2008 talk at Ave Maria University, Santorum discussed the way Satan has attacked “great institutions of America.”
Where did Satan start? According to Santorum, “The place where he was, in my mind, the most successful and first — first successful was in academia. He understood pride of smart people. He attacked them at their weakest. They were in fact smarter than everybody else and could come up with something new and different — pursue new truths, deny the existence of truth, play with it because they’re smart. And so academia a long time ago fell.”
And this prompted a search on YouTube for Dana Carvey and the Church Lady sketches on Saturday Night Live from years ago; here’s an educational moment:
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