Never has there been more evidence of the old adage “a little education is a dangerous thing” than the announcement that Glenn Beck has founded his own online university.
That’s no joke. Here’s the one-click matriculation (Cheetos and Kool-Aid not included): LINK
Adam Weinstein of Mother Jones has compiled a list of courses (LINK) he and other MoJo wits would like to see offered, and I reprint them here with his kind permission.
Mr. Weinstein, by the way, ain’t no intellectual slug. MoJo’s copy editor is a Navy veteran, is currently at work on a book about his "recession-fueled stint as a military contractor in Iraq" and, in addition to some great journalism experience, is a two-time Jeopardy champion. LINK
Courses at Glenn Beck's New U.
by Adam Weinstein
Mother Jones, Jul. 2, 2010
Have you heard the exciting news? Apparently appalled at the paucity of solid learnin' in America (excepting, of course, Texas), media maestro and renowned art historian Glenn Beck has announced the opening of his own great patriotic hall of academe. The forthcoming institution o'learnin', appropriately titled Beck University, will "explore the concepts of Faith, Hope and Charity and show you how they influence America’s past, her present and most importantly her future." Its faculty features such luminaries as a free-market economist whose degree is in psychology and a Texas Republican Party bigwig who hates, hates, HATES church-state separation. It even has an Ivy-style crest—featuring a feather, a buffalo, and the disembodied head of George Washington—and a Latin motto, "Tyrannis Seditio, Obsequium Deo" (roughly translated: "Revolution against tyrants, submission to God").
No word yet on whether RNC Chairman Michael Steele, apparently in need of some good historical and civics education of late, has enrolled. But just in time for the Independence Day weekend, the MoJo staff has produced a list of course offerings we hope to see at Beck U. next fall. If you have suggestions, too, post 'em to the comments or post them to Twitter with the hashtag #BeckUCourses! Let's do some educatin'! Yee haw!
Theories of Self and Other in the Autobiography of Ronald Reagan
Semiotics of Tricornered Hats
Mythology 101: Fossils
Presidential History From Harding to Coolidge
Semester Abroad in Kenya with Visiting Professor Dr. Jerome Corsi
Physics of AM Radio Waves
Fundamentals of Spelling and Grammar CANCELED
Great Military Heroes: John Wayne
Intro to Theology: Ayn Rand
Advanced Marketing Seminar: Rare Gold Coins
Drama 101: Intro to Alternative Lifestyles
Psych 301: Paranoia as Therapeutic Alternative
Wilde, Proust, and Other Homosexual Europeans
Middle Eastern and Arab Cultures: What's Up With That?
Literary Masters Colloquium: Cleon Skousen
Motherhood, Hockey, Hunting: Cultural Convergences
Studies in Moral Courage: Joe McCarthy
Counterinsurgency Techniques in Morning Radio
Phenomenological Epistemology and the Speeches of Barry Goldwater
Hermeneutics and Homosociality in The Overton Window
Political Science 300: Reverse Racism and the Modern Presidency
Colloquium on Great Filmmakers: Mel Gibson
Underwater Conspiracy Weaving
I know my brilliant DemWit readers can come up with a few suggestions of their own. Have fun!