Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Stalin's Student

Fellow Rhode Island blogger Rocco DiPippo of Anti-Protester has a column up today at FrontPage Magazine you'll want to read called A Scholar for Stalin. The column introduces you to a New Jersey professor named Grover Furr who amazingly doesn't believe Stalin was all that bad. Here's a taste:
For twenty years, Grover Furr has been an English professor at Montclair State University in Montclair, New Jersey, where he educates students in his peculiar worldview, which is an updated Stalinism and in which America is the world’s biggest oppressor and greatest terrorist state. While his academic expertise is English literature, he presents himself as an expert on communism, and scours academic forums like the Historians of American Communism net, defending Joseph Stalin and calling America’s role in bringing down the Soviet Empire a moral outrage. “Was there something morally wrong in trying to bring down the Soviet Union? I think the only honest answer possible is: Yes, it was wrong,” says Furr.
This is the ideology being forced upon his students in his English classes right there in beautiful New Jersey. Rocco has many more details at his site - Go check it out.