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Author Topic: *Now* we've come of age...Dartmouth academocrat calls our idea "un-American"  (Read 4157 times)

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Source:

http://www.nationalpost.com/home/story.html?id=
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Link too wide to fit on some browsers, you'll have to paste it  together to make it work.
 

<< Richard Winters, a professor of government at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H., said the state's citizens tend to be suspicious of outsiders -- especially outsiders with a political agenda.

The group may also be overestimating how many supporters will be willing to leave their jobs and uproot their families to support the idea. The notion is un-American, Prof. Winters said.

"To pick up and move for reasons of a doctrinaire political agenda is almost astonishing in this country. We don't have strong political agendas. My sense is that people's will will fade when they realize what they're getting themselves into.">>

What's cool here is that he appears to be calling us un-American because we are (gasp) willing to make a minor sacrifice.  Talk about a backhanded compliment!
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Re:*Now* we've come of age...Dartmouth academocrat calls our idea "un-American
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2003, 04:07:30 pm »

The link you posted, seemed to come out incorrect.  I had to cut and paste the text into a browser to pull it up.

He was actually saying that most people lack enough motivation to move, and is unlikely most Americans would want to do it.  Not un-American as in anti-American.

Now, if someone wants to move and attend Dartmouth so he can teach them what is correct, I'm sure he'd consider that as american as oh, baseball and apple pie ;)
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Re:*Now* we've come of age...Dartmouth academocrat calls our idea "un-American
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2003, 08:16:14 pm »

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Professor Winters' special fields of interest are American state politics, American political economy, social welfare politics, and the politics of the budgetary process.
http://www.dartmouth.edu/~rwinters/

Bingo.  FSP could mean very bad news for his social welfare politics.
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Re:*Now* we've come of age...Dartmouth academocrat calls our idea "un-American
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2003, 08:19:18 pm »

He wrote a piece in 1970 entitled, "The Politics of Redistribution".  Do not ask for whom the bell tolls, Dr. Winters.
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Re:*Now* we've come of age...Dartmouth academocrat calls our idea "un-American
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2003, 11:01:35 am »

Libertarians flee to New Hampshire

Modified the link to make it work.


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Re:*Now* we've come of age...Dartmouth academocrat calls our idea "un-American
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2003, 11:13:21 am »

That's one of the places I'm looking at for possible employment...shhhh, don't tell him I'm coming!   ;D
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Considering how many of the founding fathers and their ancestors picked up and moved from England largely because of a political agenda (if you consider freedom of religion to be as political a motivation as it is religious), and considering how many people moved to the US to escape governmental tyranny in their home countries, I think we're the most American movement out there.
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I'll see if I can get my buds at the Dartmouth Review to mess with him. THey like to bait radically liberal professors. Of course, they find the real nuts more entertaining (one recent article was how one english professor accused a student of being a white supremacist for suggesting that companies made band-aids white just because it was cheaper, and not because they were racist).
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