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Thursday, June 29, 2006

Man Smart, Woman Smarter

Some practical joker at The New Republic gave Martha Nussbaum a book called "Manliness," by Harvey Mansfield, a conservative philosophy professor from Harvard. She takes it neatly to pieces without screaming, swearing or any signs of exertion really. I think she might even be wearing a blindfold and one hand tied behind her back and using just a pair of chopsticks. This man's presence at Harvard ought to contribute significantly to laying to rest the myth that an Ivy League education is good education. It's good for connections and jobs, but you tell me if you think that any student in this class could have learned anything of any intellectual value from this blowhard.

You can see it here at Powells. Via Lawyers Guns and Money.


At 5:42 PM, Anonymous caroline said...

twas a vision


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