During a golf game recently, the president of Bowdoin College hit up a prominent philanthropist for money and the man refused, calling Bowdoin “a ridiculous liberal school that brings all the wrong students to campus for all the wrong reasons.” After that, the philanthropist was castigated by the president as a knuckle-dragging troglodyte, who had dared (gasp!) to express disapproval of “diversity” as it is now practices.
“A ridiculous liberal school that brings all the wrong students to campus for all the wrong reasons.”
That’s a keeper!
It is also the perfect characterization of dozens, if not hundreds, of these small liberal arts academies dotting the American countryside. As Eric points out, these extremely expensive educational baubles are essentially scams, trading worthless degrees and heavy leftwing indocrination for family life savings and crushing debt, while smarmily patting themselves on their collective, and collectivist, backs for teaching “the right stuff.”