Saturday, November 15, 2003

University based Left challenged by Bush

The Bush administration is considering putting more stringent conditions on the way in which Federal money is used by universities to fund "Area Studies" courses.

There is no better justification for this than this article in the Stalinist CounterPunch:Confronting the Evangelical Imperialists.

The article confirms that the Left see Area Studies as indeed being centres of left wing activism just as Bush alleges. Here are some quotes:

"Area Studies has enabled us to better understand the creativity of popular social and left movements"

" has allowed for the creation of vast amounts of knowledge mobilized by progressives"

"For us to continue our struggle to breathe life into Area Studies, to make it a real partisan of radical thought..."


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