Thursday, August 09, 2012

Last week of summer

Classes start next week and a number of students are filtering back on campus. A number of my 300 level students from last year have been asking which 400 level class I am teaching this semester so they can register for it. I am teaching Aspects of World History, 1914-1945. Cruising the Internet I continue to be amazed at the very stark contrasts between academic culture in Africa and the US. The profession seems to attract the absolute worst  people in the US. They are the same type of people that used to join the Cheka in Russia or the Red Guards in China. Thankfully there are no such people in the History Department here.

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