By: Mark Hyman
Some of the college students in the 1960s who rioted, set fire to buildings and preached “death to pigs” are now professors, department chairs or even college leadership.
And they’ve moved colleges further into the crazy zone.
Where nutty professors operate.
Consider Dr. Grover Furr of Montclair State University in New Jersey [his official website is here]. At a recent college debate he argued that brutal Soviet leader Joseph Stalin wasn’t responsible for even a single death.
[Segment on tape] “What you said is bull***t! It’s wrong! It’s a lie! … But of all of the falsifications that go on in the school systems in this country — this world, Soviet history is falsified the most. I have spent many years researching this and similar questions that I have yet to find one crime — yet to find one crime — that Stalin committed. I know they all say he killed 20 or 30 or 40 million people. It’s bull***t!” [Dr. Grover Furr, Montclair State University, October 25, 2012]
[An extended version of Furr's remarks is here.]
There’s revisionist history. Then there’s delusional history.
Stalin was responsible for 20-40 million deaths. And Communist Chinese leader Mao Tse-tung 40-70 million deaths.
Furr can believe whatever he chooses. But there should be a limit to a public university employing professors who teach outright lies. [Furr even wrote a book "Krushchev Lied" in which he claimed Krushchev lied when he apologized for the atrocities committed by Stalin.]
Students and taxpayers deserve better than Grover Furr.
Mark Hyman hosts "Behind the Headlines," a commentary program for Sinclair Broadcast Group.