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The Shadow University by Alan Charles Kors
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Unexpected turns and shocking realizations of what a fundamentalist sector of America has implemented makes this book read like a chilling spy novel. The reader hesitates to turn each page, fearful but driven to see just what happens next. The roots of modern, institutionalized hypocrisy hang in a harsh light from the very beginning of chapter one and the Water Buffalo Affair at the University Of Pennsylvania. Quotes of university administrators and their staggering leaps in the illogical, cloaked in language that could only be from another world peppers speech, writings and vindictive suppression created by those directing The New Left and their movements at Harvard, Stanford, Michigan.

Old meanings of classical liberal education have been evacuated by totalitarian regimes revealed as virtually controlling every university in America and determined to crush equal rights in favor of protecting their own dogma of “selected rights” like some fanatic religion. The New Left makes no bones about their despotic intent as chapter four and Marcuse's Revenge shows.

As a staff member of a Big Ten university I witnessed the same duplicity, double standards and mental acrobatics committed to protect new orthodoxies as those exposed in this book - and observed nearly every day. Such lack of principle and lifting the blindfold of Lady Justice is quite acceptable as it perpetually satisfies a vendetta. Apparently the Fundamentalist Left is as willing to commit their sins as any adulterous Jimmy Swaggart or fraudulent Jim and Tammy Fae Baker on the Right because their own personal ends justify any means. And this from those very people who embraced free speech and other Constitutional guarantees, until they had the power to discard them, suppressing other views, declaring the Constitution void. Precisely the type of wicked preferential treatment afforded to the Klan in ugly years past is now embraced by those who protested such ignorance and vulgarity.

Read this book, but be prepared to see obfuscating language of new movements for the violent assaults they are.
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message 1: by John (new) - added it

John Morgan Thanks for this thoughtful review. Which Big 10 school do you work at? I used to work for the University of Michigan.

message 2: by Brett (last edited May 23, 2018 08:11AM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Brett Williams Hello John. I worked for a short stint at the University of Iowa between my lives in California and Texas. (Back in 2000. Wrote this review then, but pulled over from Amazon in 2015. Hence the posted date disagreement.) It was long enough to witness just what Kors reports here, daily and in one large event. Death and bomb threats were issued against the dental college and its black students. The U, including President Mary Sue Coleman (later at Michigan), went out of their way to quite rightly sympathize, and quite unjustly implicate white males in the crime. As the UI VP at that time asserted with no evidence, it was most likely a white male between the ages of 25 and 65. Op Eds, protests, and a "Walk the Walk" rally in which white males were vilified with a tearful parade of self-assigned victims before microphones on a campus-centered stage. When FBI agents caught the aggressor - a black female dental student - wheels of the PC Machine squealed into reverse. Next day, local paper headline: "A Cry For Help." Explaining the poor girl's father had died and she was having a hard go of it in school. A micro-example of the trouble our liars on Right and Left are having today. Hard to keep the dogmas sensible. A small bit on the story can be found here: Sorry, long answer.

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