Monday, July 18, 2011
Let Us Praise Strong Leaders
The indefatigable Kristi Brown over at Unions United brought my attention to a truly amazing editorial in the Southern on Sunday, which cites faculty and staff resistance as the main reason for supporting Chancellor Cheng. You read that right. We're dealing with a cult of strong leadership: a leader who incites opposition is strong and therefore good. Follow the corporate recipe, avoid any reference to evidence--including that printed by your own paper (see the last post)--and you can cook up this gruel. But as I have dashed off a letter to the editor attacking the editorial already, I will not give the Southern a reason to not publish it by commenting more here. They had the integrity to run a story on athletic spending: let's see if they will also publish a letter damning their editorial stance. I suspect mine will not be the only one.