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Re: Occupy Syllabus

For a serious course, one reading ought to be Charles Mackay’s Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds.

It’s worth noting that Reynolds doesn’t think the Occupy courses will be serious. Rather than trying to understand the ramifications of the protests, professors will probably try to recruit a new army of protesters.

George Leef is the the director of editorial content at the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal.

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