Quote of the day

Steve Hayward’s lecture on the dearth of conservatives in academia is well worth reading in its entirety. Steve wears his learning lightly; he entertains as he instructs. From his lecture I have extracted this excerpt as the quote of the day:

In Vietnam, still run by the Communist Party, the very selective national university is offering free tuition to anyone who signs up for the university’s curriculum in Marxism. They’ve had to offer free tuition because no students have been signing up for these courses, as in zero. I can’t help but be amused that the market-clearing price for courses in radical philosophy is lower in a Communist university than in American universities.