By Reed Johnson A famous dead white male
, Horace Walpole, once observed, "Life is a comedy for those who think .
The banner of multiculturalism now flies high over the towers of the academy, is deeply embedded in school textbooks, and even occasionally appears on that last bastion of Dead White Male
history, the historical television documentary.
Here, however, I have time only to comment that Montrose's sarcastic invocation of "The Dead White Male
Poets' Society" (122) exceeds his entirely justified need to protect his scholarly investment in a complex image of Spenser.
Except for Emily Dickinson, every one of its contributors is that bogeyman of the current culture wars-the dead white male
With all this said, Simpson's resistance to the political trend in academia to denounce Aristotle as the deadliest dead white male
And the truth is that we're supposed to have a Western perspective because we're a Western civilization--and that we should thank God, and some dead white males
, that we are.
In recent years, political correctness has sometimes dismissed these statues as being superfluous monuments to dead white males
of whom nobody has heard, but ignorance is no defence for vandalism and the suggested replacements have been of considerably less artistic and architectural merit.
Most of the lucky 13 are dead white males
- men like William Shakespeare, Sir Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin.
For these thinkers, the central institutions of the West are the projects of these dead white males
Key events in our national story include the arrival of HMS Windrush and key figures include subjects of the British Empire such as Ghandi, alongside uncountable dead white males
In MoMA'S case, there is the dilemma about how exactly it should deal with 'Modernism' as a historical movement: all those dead white males
so politically incorrect in contemporary Manhattan.
A surprise bestseller, the book generated enormous controversy, and Hirsch was denounced by many academics as, along with other insults, an elitist and an apologist for the canon of dead white males