The Corpus Callosum

Now, if only they would offer these online for free…

10. Collegiate Sexualities at
Occidental College.

9. Body Politics: Power, Pain, and Pleasure at
Williams College.

8. Issues Dividing America at Columbia University.

7. Whiteness and Multiculturalism at Ithaca College.

6. Truth, Lies, Politics, and Policy at Portland
State University.

5. Introduction to Labor Studies at the University
of Washington.

4. Speaking Out at Bucknell College.

3. Imperialism in American History at the
University of California, Irvine.

2. Movements in Social Justice at Occidental

1. Islam in Global Contexts at DePaul University.

I saw this at Alterdestiny;
the author there saw it on The American Prospect
site, Tapped.
 The original is at Family
Security Matters

Imperialism in American History sounds pretty good
to me.  The blasphemously-acronymed FSM described the course:

This course seeks to place America in the worst
possible light – by blaming this country for needlessly
extending our power on other countries. The course asks, “To
what extent has the United States (either consciously or unconsciously)
dominated, used, and/or exploited other countries and nations in the
years since its founding?” Quite a loaded question
– try being a student who says we aren’t all
imperialist jerks as the academic Left loves to claim. If capitalism
wasn’t a good enough target for these crazy academics,
calling us imperialists proves too easy to pass up. You see, Leftist
academics hate capitalism – even while these Marxist lovers
demand lofty paychecks for just a few hours of academic work a week and
yearn for the day when they can write a book that is chosen as required
reading for college courses, happily accepting a steady stream of
royalty checks – and they like to argue that everything
America does (under a Republican administration) is an example of
imperialism. Let them have their copies of Socialist Worker
we’ll take classes that don’t criticize America as
a focus for a course.

The course is taught by Marxist lovers.
 What could be better than that?


  1. #1 Coturnix
    December 19, 2007

    Marxist lovers are not alienated from their means of reproduction.

  2. #2 r
    December 19, 2007

    Imperialism must be easy to prove:
    compare a map of the USA in 1776
    with one of today…

  3. #3 Chas
    December 19, 2007

    FSM author Jason Rantz sure has an appropriate surname, doesn’t he?

  4. #4 Jon
    December 19, 2007

    Sweet! PSU made the list! I’m so proud…

  5. #5 Bill L.
    December 19, 2007

    I think Bucknell ( located in Pa.)is a University

  6. #6 Dave Briggs
    December 20, 2007

    Let them have their copies of Socialist Worker – we’ll take classes that don’t criticize America as a focus for a course.

    I think that the USA has been placed in a position, wanted or unwanted, by history, that we had no choice but to accept. Like I was telling a Police Officer the other day, I admired him because I knew it was a tough job, but someone had to do it!
    I think the US’s PR is a complicated situation. You can be loved for helping and hated cuz you had the ability to help at the same time. I am so thankful to live in the USA! I think part of that privilege entails having to be willing to try to place yourself in the shoes of others and understand their emotional dichotomy concerning us.
    Dave Briggs :~)

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