Saturday, April 21, 2012
I got a message today from a former student who is currently doing post-graduate work who asked if he could use my "blog as an example of marginal discourse in mainstream academics." I am not sure, however, if the type of stuff I put on this blog would even be considered on the most extreme margins of "mainstream academics" in the US. Looking at the fact that many western intellectuals are now defending the Soviet invasion and occupation of the Baltic states I do not think there is much at all in common between academics in Africa and America. One reason that communism was so weak in Africa is that African intellectuals are just not as stupid as American and European ones.