my article about his tour and the same old, same old charges by radical college administrators that objections to his visits constitute censorship. No one is censoring Bill Ayers, just saying that he has nothing of value to say. He contradicts himself about being a terrorist--unless you don't think planting bombs is terrorism. Look for the self-serving lies about having been an overly idealistic college student when he did all that and being a dedicated activist, husband, and father afterwards. Not true. Look at the photo: That's a man well into middle age standing on the American flag, and that's a publicity photo for the first memoir Fugitive Days.By Mary Grabar, Posted September 27, 2013: Bill Ayers continues to spread his poisonous ideas on college campuses. FrontPage Magazine has
Posted September 20, 2013, by Mary Grabar: Especially to all my Tennessee and North Georgia friends, please come out for an interesting discussion hosted by the Lee Student Republicans at Lee University.
Mary Grabar to Speak on Bill Ayers and the Attack on the American Character
On Tuesday, Sept. 24, Lee University will welcome Dr. Mary Grabar for a lecture entitled, “Bill Ayers, the Weather Underground, and the Attack on the American Character.” Lee Student Republicans will host the event, scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. in the Johnson Lecture Hall of Lee’s Humanities Center.
Grabar will be discussing the changes in the American character that she has observed over 20 years of teaching college English and writing about education and the influence of Bill Ayers, co-founder of the 1960s Weathermen domestic terrorist group.
site. Please keep checking (and invite the Dissident Prof to speak to your group).Posted September 6, 2013, by Mary Grabar: The Dissident Prof has been traveling. Calendar events are posted at the updated Mary Grabar
First, was a delightful event on August 18 at the home of Nancy Griffin, who hosted her and Tina Trent speaking about radicals in education, along with Maryland Congressional candidate and former distinguished Secret Service agent, Dan Bongino. In Washington, D.C., on August 20, she presented her report on the "The Crisis in American Journalism and the Conservative Response" along with co-author Tina Trent. Cliff Kincaid began the conference with a powerful presentation on the launch of Al Jazeera America, which happened the very same day in our nation's capital (covered by Newsmax). Grove City College Professor and Dissident Prof friend Paul Kengor spoke on his report All the Dupes Fit to Print: Journalists Who Have Served as Tools of Communist Propaganda. New Zealand blogger and researcher Trevor Loudon ended with a resounding warning about "The Enemies Within: Communists, Socialists, and Progressives in the United States Congress," also the title of his new book. Trevor is touring Florida now, but will be in Georgia mid-September. Check this site or his for details. His book is a valuable, well-documented resource and he is a dynamic speaker.
Published August 1, 2013: By Mary Grabar: While reading the engrossing biography of National Review publisher William Rusher, If Not Us, Who? by David Frisk, Dissident Prof came across this reference to William F. Buckley’s opinion of the Beatles: as “‘so unbelievably horrible, so appallingly unmusical, so dogmatically insensitive to the magic of the art’” that they were “’the crowned heads of anti-music.’”
It’s hard to stand against the universal acclaim of the Beatles and Dissident Prof is glad to hear she shares the good company of WFB. The Beatles’ early songs were poor imitations of American rock ‘n roll. Like many in the 1960s, they thought they were inspiring the folk, with their songs that turned out to be sappy, insipid, and imitative.
She prefers the squares of the time who sang of what they knew: cheatin’ hearts and lonesomeness: Conway Twitty, Tammy Wynette, Charlie Price, Johnny Cash, Loretta Lynn, Ray Price, and Hank Williams. And not one word about world peace.
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