Saturday, July 23, 2005

Taking the Hard Line

Feser (see previous post) has something to say about what he believes to be the purpose behind college education today:
Whatever bland official statement of purpose might appear in the introduction to a modern university's college catalog, its true raison d'etre is in practice nothing other than to destroy utterly whatever allegiance a young person might have to traditional conceptions in morality, religion, politics and culture, to "do dirt" on the faith of his fathers, on his country, and on what most human beings have historically understood to be the imperatives of decency. It is, in short, to propagate Leftism.
I don't know if I'd put it that strongly. In other words, I don't think that most profs are wittingly out on a search and destry mission. But it's a good general description of the situation.