Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose
(Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr)
Toby Young (born 1963), author of ‘How to Lose Friends and Alienate People’, recalls, in the Reader's Digest
, his time as a Fulbright Scholar at Harvard:
“...I felt like an outsider: an English conservative amidst a mass of Ivy League liberals. It was very different from Oxford. There, a vast range of different political views was always encouraged. At Harvard the culture of political correctness was oppressive. [Reading] ‘Radical Chic’ gave me the reassuring feeling that I wasn’t alone in my suspicions of the sort of people I was surrounded by.”
Alas, the Oxford he graduated from no longer exists – it has been swamped by the puerile left.
‘Radical Chic and Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers’ is Tom Wolfe’s fourth book and was first published in 1970. It’s still worth reading today.
Posted on 07/15/2011 8:17 PM by John M. Joyce