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"Intellectual curiosity"!!! I am sure much of it has to do with the liberal outlook that campuses provide. Expanding the intellect and encouraging free thinking was obviously something Reagan found abhorrent. The deaths of protesting students seemed not a great loss to him in our country but then neither were the soldiers that were dying every day in Vietnam. But these colleges were not the only ones who suffered under Reagan; even the elementary education was slashed. Even they fell under the Ax(is) of Conservative thoughts.
Mr. Reagan's denunciations of student protesters were both frequent and particularly venomous. He called protesting students "brats," "freaks," and "cowardly fascists." And when it came to "restoring order" on unruly campuses he observed, "If it takes a bloodbath, let's get it over with. No more appeasement!"April 8, 1970 at a Bakersfield School board meeting.
"The First Amendment of the United States Constitution protects the right to freedom of religion and freedom of expression from government interference. See U.S. Const. amend. I. Freedom of expression consists of the rights to freedom of speech, press, assembly and to petition the government for a redress of grievances, and the implied rights of association and belief. The Supreme Court interprets the extent of the protection afforded to these rights. The First Amendment has been interpreted by the Court as applying to the entire federal government even though it is only expressly applicable to Congress.Furthermore, the Court has interpreted, the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment as protecting the rights in the First Amendment from interference by state governments."Let's make sure we are finding out for ourselves what is going on. Do not rely on what any one person says.Expand your intellect and research for yourself!
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I'M NOT MUHAMMAD chronicles the paranoia that many American felt during the dark and momentous days following 9/11. In that atmosphere of high alert, Yusuf Alsawari, a graduate student married to an American woman, is swept up by mysterious government agents. His civil rights suspended and unable to contact his family, he quickly finds himself living a nightmare. In Trask's telling, Alsawari's story is by turns harrowing, horrific, comic, and always moving. I'm Not Muhammad is a powerful first novel that is, on the one hand, a deeply felt personal narrative about the tragic consequences for the victims of extraordinary rendition; on the other, a disturbing cautionary tale about America in the 21st Century.
"Jason Trask's disarming novel I'm Not Muhammad is a brave hard look at dubious times. In crisp, clean prose, the author conjures up a seemingly ordinary world of marital discord before the canonical date of 9/11, only to suddenly pull the rug out from under the reader, compelling him to slide along with the bewildered protagonist into the whirlpool of extraordinary rendition. It's Alice in Wonderland meets Kafka's The Trial, spiked with healthy helpings of the Marquis de Sade. The Beach Boys just went waterboarding. And they didn't have a good time." --Peter Wortsman, author of A Modern Way to Die; translator of Posthumous Papers of a Living Author by Robert Musil and Selected Prose of Heinrich von Kleist
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge. -Albert Einstein