April 2, 2009

I was tricked!

More Collegian pot stirring, from the looks of it:

Classical Liberals Organization Underway

Done said his club may have attracted a stigma through association with a previous classical liberal club, which ended in 2007.

"It was a Libertarian club," Done said. "It wasn't a classical liberal club."

From what Done knows, the previous classical liberals were boisterous and aggressive.

"That's not what the classical liberalism is about," Done said. "It's about the ideas of liberty and how we can express them, spread them, discuss them and how we can improve upon them."

So then is classical liberalism about things we've never done, like catching an arrow with our bare hands, punching a horse or self-publishing our own sci-fi novels (errr...sorry Jon...)?

Also a nice opinions piece, "appalled and disgusted" by the Beat/Bench articles.

To top it off: Hillsdale has a gay/straight alliance.

For some reason the Collegian feels more exciting and controversial to me now that I'm away than it did when I was actually writing for it. (Come to think of it, so does Hillsdale itself...damn nostalgia.)

Edit: Reading Karen's comment I just reminded myself about this little nugget I just found a while back: Gennadi Stolyarov. He plays for this Khazakstani hockey team. I wish our friend had his own wiki page, and I wouldn't put it past he (or his girlfriend) to do so eventually.

But a similarly-named hockey player? In Kazakhstan? I beam just thinking about our Gennadey body checking someone from Dynamo Moscow.

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3 Comments:

Blogger Karen Renee said...

Ohmigosh I love it! I had almost forgotten about Josh Done... thank goodness you were here to remind me. And there is nothing I would love more than to see Gennady "intelligently discuss" gay, straight, and transgender issues. Hopefully it'll be youtubed for our enjoyment.

April 2, 2009 at 3:48 PM 
Anonymous Econ said...

The "boisterous and aggressive" comment was uncalled for. In 2006-07, the only events I remember the College Liberals hosting were a couple of Penn and Teller videos, a lecture from Peter Blum about Frank Zappa's conservative politics, and a lecture on environmental policy in Michigan.

The year before, they had lectures from two well-known economists, a film on arrest/interrogation rights, two lectures on the history of the drug war, and a former CIA agent talking about the Plame scandal.

Maybe not as academic as the new CLO is striving for, but not really boisterous or aggressive.

April 3, 2009 at 10:40 AM 
Blogger StewieChris said...

Jeez, Done's a senior now.

"In [Done's sci-fi yarn], an alien invasion has destroyed Earth, leaving the remnants of mankind to wander through outer space. When they meet the defeated inhabitants of another planet, the two groups join forces to fight a common enemy and reestablish a civilization."

I'm so glad I went to school with this twerp.

April 3, 2009 at 8:10 PM 

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