Tuesday, May 03, 2005

I hate workshops 

At the end of his continued critique of the University of St. Thomas' response to the Ann Coulter presentation there a couple of weeks ago, Scott Johnson linked to Roger Kimball's battlecry for a new university. This paragraph provides his thesis: Kimball argues there are two steps to curing academia, diagnosis and treatment. And diagnosis is harder.
The prime difficulty facing the aspirant diagnostician is not the elusiveness of symptoms�they are florid and ubiquitous�but the patience required to set forth chapter and verse repeatedly and in language that effectively conveys the depredations on view.
Trunk points out the corrupt response of UST President Father Dease to Coulter, as one view of the depredations. Had this happened here, I'm quite certain the College Republicans would have been invited to a "workshop".