Someone Take The Wheel
11.13.2003
  The New Fascism

This has got to be the work of Lynn Cheney:

"A bipartisan bill proposing to give the federal government expanded oversight over the nation's federally-financed international studies programs has drawn sharp criticism from Yale professors. If the bill, which is working its way through Congress, passes, one of the institutions it will affect is the Yale Center for International and Area Studies, or YCIAS.

The International Studies in Higher Education Act would create a government advisory board to monitor curricula in federally-funded foreign language and area studies programs. The legislation, which was drafted by Rep. Peter Hoekstra, R-Mich., passed in the House of Representatives on Oct. 21. The bill has moved to the Senate, which is expected to consider the legislation later this year and in early 2004."


The bill calls for the creation of a government advisory board to "monitor, apprise and evaluate" curricula at institutions such as YCIAS, with the goal of recommending "improvement" of the program.
Political science professor Richard Marcus said the bill ushers in "McCarthyism for the new millennium."

"It's more than just a violation of academic freedom," Marcus said. "Even an academic governing board would be problematic in telling other academics what to do, but people from outside the academic world -- people from the intelligence community -- telling what can go on in a classroom, that's where it gets scary."

 
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Rip out the table
we need room to move
in a life unstable
you're so easily amused
anywhere you hang
yourself is home
throw in a tape, fix the tone

The windows are dirty let's hope it rains
add another newspaper
something to do with my change
I see we're fighting again
In some fucking land
throw in another tape man

Someone take the wheel
and I don't know where we're going
anybody say what you feel
everybody's sad, but nobody's showing

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