Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Rate My Professor (Tehran chapter)

What do these men have in common?

Well, both hate secular and liberal academics and believe their professional activities should be legally constrained. But whereas the one simply whines and lies about his bĂȘtes noire in the academies, the other is all about getting things done:

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iran's outspoken president, fired an ominous warning at the country's educated elites yesterday by calling for a purge of "liberal and secular" academics in the universities. [. . .]

"Today students should protest and shout at the president asking why some liberal and secular professors are still present in the universities," he told a gathering of young scientists. "Our educational system has been under the influence of the secular system for 150 years. Colonialism is seeking the spread of its own secular system."
Wingnuttery. The international language.