Foot soldiers for a long march

“There’s a certain class of high school graduate who wants nothing more than to immerse themselves in The Canon, regardless of what The Canon turns out to contain. I know; I was one of them,” Deakin U’s Patrick Stokes  on demand for Ramsay Western Civ Centre courses.

But what will they be enlisting in? Associate Professor Stokes has an idea:

“Ramsay appear to be on a long march backwards through the institutions, using our unis to train up a corps of hand-picked Western Civilisation shock-troops and deploying them at the heart of the professions, the centres of learning and publishing – and politics.”

Long march, small corps de canon.


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