Stanley Kurtz

It is not news that the humanities and social sciences have been degraded by the sustained assault from the left for several decades now, but Stanley Kurtz of the Ethics and Public Policy Center provides illuminating new details and perspectives in his recent report for the National Association of Scholars entitled The Lost History of Western Civilization.

The broad outlines of this story are generally known, but Stanley explains how the campus left doesn’t merely want to broaden the curriculum to take in true “multicultural” perspectives, but in fact is motivated by fundamental hostility to Western Civilization. This is why the left wants to suppress the old “great books,” though I think what this really represents is actually a deep intellectual inferiority complex—the left knows its jargon-filled nostrums can’t really hold up to Shakespeare, for example—combined with a will to power that is chiefly an expression of a desire for retribution for past injustices, real or imagined. This is no longer education. It is political activism cloaked in academic robes.

Stanley is toiling mightily in the trenches of state legislatures to get more elected officials involved in using their oversight powers to hold universities to account for their indulgence of the nihilist self-destruction of higher education.

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  1. Richard Easton Member

    That was another excellent interview. Stanley Kurtz was on one of the two Milt Rosenberg shows (Extension 720), shortly before the 2908 election, which the Obama campaign tried to shut down. Milt had never experienced anything like this in more tha. 30 years on the radio. The FISA and other Intelligence Agencies abuses under the Obama Administration were no surprise to people like me. Here I am, on the right, with Milt in 2015.

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    • February 9, 2020, at 9:16 PM PST
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  2. Taras Coolidge

    Richard Easton (View Comment):

    That was another excellent interview. Stanley Kurtz was on one of the two Milt Rosenberg shows (Extension 720), shortly before the 2908 election, which the Obama campaign tried to shut down. Milt had never experienced anything like this in more tha. 30 years on the radio. The FISA and other Intelligence Agencies abuses under the Obama Administration were no surprise to people like me. Here I am, on the right, with Milt in 2015. 

    […]

    The 2008 Presidential election? Who is Milt Rosenberg and where is he in the picture? What did the Obama Administration try to do, and when?

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    • February 10, 2020, at 9:09 AM PST
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  3. Profile Photo Member

    Richard Easton (View Comment):

    That was another excellent interview. Stanley Kurtz was on one of the two Milt Rosenberg shows (Extension 720), shortly before the 2908 election, which the Obama campaign tried to shut down. Milt had never experienced anything like this in more tha. 30 years on the radio. The FISA and other Intelligence Agencies abuses under the Obama Administration were no surprise to people like me. Here I am, on the right, with Milt in 2015.

    I really miss Milt and his show. He was one of the all time greats. 

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    • February 10, 2020, at 9:41 AM PST
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  4. Richard Easton Member

    Taras (View Comment):

    Richard Easton (View Comment):

    That was another excellent interview. Stanley Kurtz was on one of the two Milt Rosenberg shows (Extension 720), shortly before the 2908 election, which the Obama campaign tried to shut down. Milt had never experienced anything like this in more tha. 30 years on the radio. The FISA and other Intelligence Agencies abuses under the Obama Administration were no surprise to people like me. Here I am, on the right, with Milt in 2015.

    […]

    The 2008 Presidential election? Who is Milt Rosenberg and where is he in the picture? What did the Obama Administration try to do, and when?

    Milt was the host of Extension 720 on WGN radio for almost 40 years. He was also a prof at the U of Chicago. Milt is at the bottom left. Bill Mellberg is in the middle. The Obama campaign twice objected to Milt’s guest during the 2008 campaign and tried to shut down his program.

    https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/warner-todd-huston/2008/08/28/obama-campaign-tries-shut-down-chicago-radio-show

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    • February 10, 2020, at 1:12 PM PST
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  5. Taras Coolidge

    Richard Easton (View Comment):

    Taras (View Comment):

    Richard Easton (View Comment):

    That was another excellent interview. Stanley Kurtz was on one of the two Milt Rosenberg shows (Extension 720), shortly before the 2908 election, which the Obama campaign tried to shut down. Milt had never experienced anything like this in more tha. 30 years on the radio. The FISA and other Intelligence Agencies abuses under the Obama Administration were no surprise to people like me. Here I am, on the right, with Milt in 2015.

    […]

    The 2008 Presidential election? Who is Milt Rosenberg and where is he in the picture? What did the Obama Administration try to do, and when?

    Milt was the host of Extension 720 on WGN radio for almost 40 years. He was also a prof at the U of Chicago. Milt is at the bottom left. Bill Mellberg is in the middle. The Obama campaign twice objected to Milt’s guest during the 2008 campaign and tried to shut down his program.

    https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/warner-todd-huston/2008/08/28/obama-campaign-tries-shut-down-chicago-radio-show

    Terrific story!

    I’m guessing the McCain campaign was too spineless to make anything of it.

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    • February 10, 2020, at 2:25 PM PST
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