By admitting semi-literate anti-2nd Amendment activist David Hogg, Harvard shows how intellectually corrupt tax-payer supported higher education has become.
I believe I’ve made it clear over the years how little I think of Harvard or many of its graduates. My disdain for Harvard started with losing respect for Harvard Law School – something that happened long before Obama appeared on the political scene. I’ve been working as a lawyer for more than thirty years and am hard pressed to think of a post-1984 graduate of Harvard Law School for whom I’ve had any respect.
Admittedly, my “N” of Harvard Law grads isn’t that large because I worked on the West coast, not the East. Still I’ve dealt with about 30-40 Harvard lawyers over the years. Some have been amiable dimwits, who clearly got into Harvard based upon criteria other than grades and overall academic ability (either race or interesting personal histories). I didn’t mind those people.
The Harvard lawyers who bugged me were the arrogant ones who felt that their Harvard law degree relieved them of the obligation to abide by rules of professional conduct or ordinary human decency. I know that there are decent, intelligent Harvard Law grads out there (and if you’re one who is reading this, I certainly don’t mean this screed to apply to you); I just didn’t ever come across them in my practice.
Over the years, my disdain for Harvard Law grads has extended to graduates of Harvard’s undergraduate program. Harvard manages to skim off the best and brightest from high schools across America and, at least in the liberal arts, then uses their four-year attendance to turn them into ill-educated, hard-Left drones. Any school that indoctrinates rather than educates is a lousy place in my estimation, and that’s true regardless of its reputation.
Harvard dropped even more in my eyes when it became apparent that it was systematically discriminating against Asian applicants in favor of applicants from other non-white groups. Off the top of my head, I can quickly come up with three reasons why this is wrong: [Read more…]