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More today from TPC’s C.F. Floyd Feature Writer of National Affairs, the second of what will surely become a sought-after nationally syndicated column:

The “New” Students: Intellectually Incurious? or Intellectual Curiosity?

…The scene was much the same as it is, here and now, in ancient Athens: “The children now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise.” So said Socrates, a man somewhat familiar with the youth and their educational endeavors.

Latter day academics continue to observe the various faults of humanity as expressed (or repressed) through the lives of American college students. Twenty five centuries and no change?

Current teachers say the kids are “situationally confused,” sharing no “intellectual curiosity.” Theirs, we’re told, is a listlessly drifting life of boredom, confusion, and constant sexual activity. A former Yale professor of English felt the crisis so compelling that he disavowed the Ivy League. A UVA professor of Christian studies describes the academy as a “sexual free-for-all.”

As inhibitions of the flesh evaporate, resistance to challenging perception and thought seems to grow. …

Read all at TPC. This one with touching tribute to the real C.F. Floyd!

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