Friday, February 19, 2016

The first shot in the war to defend French literature from the new breed of anti-humanities conservatives

My son Tim testified in the Senate Education Meeting yesterday in favor of Senate Bill 75 alongside bill sponsor Sen. Dan Seum (R-Louisville). The bill would impose a moratorium on state university tuition increases for four years. 

What I liked was the incidental remark in his testimony about the fact that, as a philosophy student at the University of Kentucky, he reads French literature, a reference to Gov. Matt Bevin's recent statement that "All the people in the world that [sic] want to study French literature can do so, they are just not going to be subsidized by the taxpayer."

The Governor's unfortunate remark is just one example of the new breed of conservatives who like to hate on the humanities and who don't see the importance of passing on Western civilization.

We'll be taking up arms here at Vital Remants in defense of French literature in the coming weeks. My son's remark could be the shot heard round the state.

Vive la littérature Française!

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