Re: “Great Books” Colleges Not Immune To Cultural MarxismFrom: A Former "Great Books" Student [Email him]
Almost four years ago now I wrote a piece
for VDARE about how, strangely, even colleges with superficially-sounding conservative curricula could still be completely dominated by Cultural Marxism. In my case, I briefly attended a "Great Books" school (wherein you read as much of the Western Canon as possible) that had its own pro-white genocide professor
.(That's his "apology" at right.)) At the time I wrote my article, it was to urge folks to really dig deep when choosing a college, and not just think "Oh well if the entire four years is the Western Canon, they must be fine," like I did before amounting tons of debt. Much like a country, the revered documents of a college won't keep it pristine if the population quality goes down hill.
All of that is still true.
However, at the time I wrote the piece, I kept the name of the college under wraps. No need to now. It was Shimer College. In 2014 it was named the worst college in the country
. Leftist outlets like Huffington Post
and The Guardian
immediately went to bat for it but to no avail. Shimer is now officially closed and become just a department at a minor community college
Dropping out was a great decision. If I had stayed, I would have accumulated another $30,000 in debt for a line on a resume that would elicit only laughs when Googled.
If you attended or worked at Shimer, and was glad to see me go: f— you too. Funny how things played out isn't it? Here are some of my more cherished great books with the appropriate attire.