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Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Living Dangerously

When my co-workers first read about the marido in The Professors: The 101 Most Dangerous Academics in America, not knowing the source, they said that it was a nice piece about his accomplishments. His accomplishments! Were they surprised when they found out what book it came from? You bet!

His “offenses”? Opposing free trade policies in Latin America. Working with Historians Against the War. Being an independent-thinking peace-loving human. He doesn’t proselytize in class. He does live out his values and beliefs.

There are professors who feel like they should have been included and who say they’re left out. The research was weak and random, mostly pulled from web sites. Who got in and who didn't was a crap shoot.

And his students? Here are a couple of comments:

I just found out you were featured as one of the 101 most dangerous academics in America - and that is frikkin cool!!!! Congratulations.
When Joe told me you were on the list of 101 most dangerous professors, I cracked up! I think it's awesome, but mostly funny, and am proud to say I had you for a class....

So there you have it.


Blogger meno said...

See, it's true that women find bad boys attractive.


7:27 PM  
Blogger thailandchani said...

Well, along with his student, I think it's pretty frikkin' cool, too! Ending up on a list like that is a true badge of honor. Remember Ward Churchill who was publicly pilloried for stating the truth?



7:55 PM  
Blogger Bobealia... said...

I'm a wannabe or a wannabe groupie. I kind of wanted to know someone on THE LIST.
That's sexy.

8:21 PM  
Blogger karmic said...

His “offenses”? Opposing free trade policies in Latin America. Working with Historians Against the War. Being an independent-thinking peace-loving human.

I would be proud to be able to take a class with the Professor.

On a side note(you may know this)..guess who the insurgents in Iraq went after first? the Iraqi academia and intellectuals.

8:28 PM  
Blogger KC said...

Wickedly cool, Lucia.

I'd make up some t-shirts to wear, like "I'm with one of the 101 Most Dangerous Academics in America and all I got was this lousy t-shirt"

8:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that is a list i would most definitely want to be on. bad is hot. academically bad, is well, much, much hotter.

and the two of you together. now THAT is pretty frikkin cool.

9:42 PM  
Blogger Greg the Surly said...

You should definately print t-shirts.


6:09 AM  
Blogger QT said...

I think it is cool. Not the book, of course, but that he is obviously not one of the sheep that clogs the university system. And the two of you together? What a force for good you both are. I think a shirt would be hilarious.

6:39 AM  
Blogger Lynnea said...

Hey I think I finally found my six degrees of separation from someone famous!

8:23 AM  
Blogger Mona Buonanotte said...

I'd be proud to have any of them as profs! You're so lucky to be married to one!

I'll buy a t-shirt if you're makin' em!

10:27 AM  
Blogger Dan said...

Do you know how many right-wing versus left-wing professors made the book? Oops! Forgot ... they're professors ... they're all left-wing.

My bad! :)

5:33 PM  

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