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Pope group’s embarrassing take on college lectures

Did you know that sex, oppression, the environment and “innovation” are  “left-wing” subjects?

They are  according the the Locke Foundation/Pope Center for Higher Education. Check out this morning’s “Carolina Journal Exclusive from the Locke Foundation to see what has to be one of the silliest and most embarrassing essays of 2011. In it, the author purports to expose a raft of “left-wing” lectures on North Carolina college campuses during the spring semester.

It’s hard to say what’s worse/more embarrassing:

  • the utter lack of rigor in the “research” (the list of college lectures the author presents must be about 2% of what really took place on NC college campuses last spring),
  • the author’s rather pathetic — almost poignant — notion that a discussion of sex slavery, LGBT prejudice and — we’re not making this up — a lecture by a patent attorney on “losing your innovation in 10 easy steps” are “left-wing” subjects, or
  • the fact that the Locke people gave this nonsense a big headline and pushed it out as their lead story of the day.

Simply amazing.

2 Comments


  1. david esmay

    September 20, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    How is the integration of Little Rock H.S. by Eisenhower left-wing? I just looked at that website for the first time and found it disturbing. Even the author of the article’s name, Duke Cheston, sounds like a seventies porn star name, seems made up. My hope is that it’s just a bad parody, unfortunately I know that’s not the case.

  2. Rob Schofield

    September 20, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    Yeah, I think he’s serious, David.

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