[Marxism] Anals of higher education

Andrew Pollack acpollack2 at gmail.com
Wed Jun 11 08:09:35 MDT 2008

As scary as the fired Cargol is, what's even scarier is the purpose and
leadership of the school:
"AU-Iraq, housed in the Kurdish-populated city of Sulaimani, is indeed
the brainchild of a star-studded cast of scholars and politicians. Iraqi
President Jalal Talabani is chairman of the Board of Regents; and Barham
Salih, Iraq's deputy prime minister, is president of the Board of
Trustees. Zalmay Khalilzad, the U.S. ambassador to Iraq and a counselor
to former U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, sits on the board.
So too does Fouad Ajami, head of Middle Eastern studies at Johns Hopkins

"Agresto, the new interim chancellor, brings his own bona fides. As
detailed in Imperial Life in the Emerald City, Agresto has close
connections to Rumsfeld and Vice President Dick Cheney's wife, Lynne
Cheney, with whom Agresto served during a stint at the National
Endowment for the Humanities. A self-described neoconservative who was
"mugged by reality" in Iraq, Agresto "knew next to nothing about Iraq's
educational system" when he arrived with orders to rebuild it, The
Washington Post reported."

This institution should be shut down (or better yet taken over by its staff
and students,
and the scum running it driven out.

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