Joseph Stalin, And Why Universities Aim to ‘Rewrite the Soul’ of Engineering Education

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(from Forbes):

By Thomas K. Lindsay

Remarking on the relation between education and politics, Joseph Stalin observed that “the writer is the engineer of the human soul.”

In Stalinist fashion, today’s campuses are endeavoring to rewrite the souls of engineers.

With this latest assault on science and human reason, one begins to wonder whether these universities are simply begging to become targets for state defunding. The most recent case in point: On July 24, Louisiana State University (LSU) concluded its second annual Consortium for Innovation in Manufacturing and Materials (CIMM) RII Symposium. What’s so objectionable about that? The symposium included an hour-long session on—neither “manufacturing,” nor “materials,” but—micro-aggressions. CONTINUE READING HERE

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