Author Archives: Fenster

About Fenster

Gainfully employed for thirty years, including as one of those high paid college administrators faculty complain about. Earned Ph.D. late in life and converted to the faculty side. Those damn administrators are ruining everything.

The Good Censor

Fenster writes: I read about Google’s semi-official report The Good Censor on Breitbart, which broke the story. If you are unfamiliar with the story check out the Breitbart coverage first.  The gist: An internal company briefing produced by Google and … Continue reading

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Sokal Redux Reflux

Fenster writes: I recently contrasted the hard-edged doctrine of diversity in today’s academy with its emerging form, still then subject to some level of skepticism, in the more innocent 1990s. Way back in the 1990’s, back before our current sophisticated … Continue reading

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Elsewheres

Fenster writes: Mandatory paternity leave? Who needs government meddling in private life when in our free enterprise system we can leave it to the private sector? Rod Dreher passes along a Kav Kartoon, with disapproval. Now Ted Kennedy.  A man’s … Continue reading

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Tweet Curation

Fenster writes: Selected with care by your correspondent. Don’t know (((Murshak))) but it is a nice quote worth keeping handy. There's not a marketplace of ideas, there's an evolutionary landscape of ideas — (((Murshak))) (@amurshak) May 31, 2018 hbdchick was … Continue reading

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Gee Officer Krupke . . .

Fenster writes: While trying to remember the last words to that song I had this unrelated memory.

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Elsewheres

Fenster writes: Montaigne is appreciated around in these parts– the patron saint of Uncouth Reflections.  See here, here and here. Fenster especially appreciates Montaigne’s discursive style, which seems to come natch’l to him but which he nonetheless is not loath … Continue reading

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You Read it Here First!

Fenster writes: Steve Sailer has reviewed Heather MacDonald’s new book The Diversity Delusion, which deals with the kudzu-like growth of college administrative staff devoted to promoting the creed of diversity and enforcing its many unforgiving norms. MacDonald is an exemplary … Continue reading

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