[Marxism] Lost Village; Fail State | Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Fri Oct 19 08:10:27 MDT 2018

Just by coincidence, two new documentaries drive a stake into the heart 
of very different forms of higher-educational chicanery. Opening today 
at the Cinema Village in New York, Roger Paradiso’s “Lost Village” is a 
no-holds-barred assault on NYU for its role in turning Greenwich Village 
into a wasteland of empty stores, CVS’s, banks, and fast food emporiums 
while simultaneously making its student body pay for its excesses, 
driving female students to turn to prostitution to keep their studies 
going. Also opening today in Los Angeles’s Laemmle theatre and at the 
Maysles theater in New York next Friday is “Fail State”, an 
investigative report on for-profit colleges. Of keen interest to 
CounterPunch readers, neither film leaves the Democratic Party 
unscathed. Despite his liberal pretensions, Mayor Di Blasio bestows his 
blessings on NYU’s scorched earth tactics in the Village while Democrats 
show little interest in putting the kibosh on for-profit colleges that 
both Obama and Trump sanctioned, the first commander-in-chief in 
typically triangulation mode and the second with the same kind of 
cynical boosterism that characterizes his criminal regime.

full: https://louisproyect.org/2018/10/19/lost-village-fail-state/

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