debut appearance at The People's Cube, with an imitation of the inimitable Maureen Dowd, who is about as accurate in her diagnoses of causes for potetential apocalypses as is that novelist to the north who predicted that it would be Christians having women walk around in long robe-like body coverings with shielded faces. I speak of course of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale, published in 1985. So much has happened in the nearly 30 years since! But it has escaped notice of the Times columnist, Maureen Dowd, who blames everything on the patriarchy and GOP. Take a read here and take a walk down memory lane with me as I revisit some of the brain-torturing French feminist criticism I had to read in graduate school.Posted December 31, 2013, by Mary Grabar: May this land, to which my parents and many others escaped, retain its freedom, freedom to satirize and express opinions--especially about politicians. The Dissident Prof makes her
last talk last month, on "Weather Underground in the Ivory Tower" with Tina Trent, sponsored by the National Association of Scholars. A membership to NAS, which includes a subscription to Academic Questions, would make a nice Christmas gift.By Mary Grabar, Posted December 17, 2013: It's been a busy year with the
Books always make good gifts too, and here are a few:
Bringing Down America: An FBI Informer with the Weathermen by the late American hero, Larry Grathwohl (reissued by Tina Trent). You can order here (especially of interest to young people who are being indoctrinated with tales of heroism by the likes of Bill Ayers).
By Mary Grabar, Posted November 1, 2013: If you're in the Atlanta area, please come and join us Sunday afternoon as Tina Trent and I are hosted by the Georgia Chapter of the National Association of Scholars at the beautiful Solarium in Decatur. I'll be talking about Bill Ayers and his influence on education, including Common Core, and Tina will be talking about the Weather Underground's influence on women's studies and changing our system of justice. Refreshments will be served.
Weather Underground in the Ivory Tower:
Transforming Education from Kindergarten to College
Georgia Chapter, National Association of Scholars: lecture by Mary Grabar and Tina Trent
Free and Open to the Public
Sunday, November 3, 2013, 2:00 p.m. -- Refreshments Follow Lecture
The Solarium, 321 W. Hill Street, Decatur, GA 30030 (Oakhurst Neighborhood)
Since emerging from hiding in the 1980’s, former Weather Underground and Black Panther terrorists who once bombed police stations and robbed banks now use college and university campuses to advance their radical politics. Mary Grabar and Tina Trent, both Ph.D.’s and former college instructors, will speak about the toxic influence of “tenured radicals” on higher education.
Mary Grabar will tell the story of how Weatherman Bill Ayers’ vision of education as classroom-based “revolution” has become the dominant teaching philosophy in schools of education, including Common Core.
Tina Trent will discuss how the embrace of radical politics by women’s studies departments has led to a campus-based feminist movement that is increasingly anti-law enforcement and actually opposed to efforts to address violent crimes against women through traditional legal channels.
This lecture is made possible through the generosity of the Devereaux F. and Dorothy M. McClatchey Foundation and sponsored by the Georgia Chapter of the National Association of Scholars.
Drinks and refreshments will be served. Free parking is available in the parking lot and on the street. Handicapped accessible.
- Contraries: Bill Ayers Propaganda Tour
- Howard Zinn Dissident Prof Read-In
- Bill Ayers on the Road
- Lee University: Bill Ayers and the Attack on American Character
- Contraries: Travels, Sarmatian Review
- Mary's Contraries: The Beatles, White Rage, Philosophy Quotas
- Larry Grathwohl, American Hero, R.I.P.
- Mary's Contraries: History Revised & Ayers Education
- Contraries: PBS Lessons in Green Housing and "Killing Shakespeare" for Common Core
- Common Core: Brave New World of Testing