The staff of the Harvard Crimson:

Warning: Do Not Enroll If you might want to insult Harvard down the line, go elsewhere…If only we could have spoken to a young, wide-eyed Ted Cruz, Mitt Romney, or Bill O’Reilly. We would have assured them that it was okay to be anti-intellectual, and that millions of people around the world do it every day. Although we didn’t share their dread of academia, we would have tried to make them feel comfortable with the lifestyle they were preparing to lead. We would have attempted either to disabuse them of whatever cognitively dissonant impulses gave them the urge to attend Harvard or, at the very least, try to prepare them for the potentially scary environment that awaited them…we would warn them that education gives people new ideas that they might not have otherwise had. This may make them seem “pinheaded,” or it may even change them a bit

Charming. This serves as a useful companion piece.

One Response to “Charming”

  1. MarkD Says:

    A true intellectual questions everything. A lemming follows anything. Draw your own conclusions. I have.

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