The support among American academics for socialism and brutal totalitarian regimes is ever fascinating. A common view is that these people simply don’t understand the realities of such regimes through naivite, ignorance, or self-delusion. However, when I read things like this (via Big Arm Woman) and think of the many other similar tales of modern academia, I begin to wonder. Perhaps those academics are aware of what a totalitarian system does and actually like it. Many of them, particularly in social or angry studies, seem to arrange their own environments to be as much like a totalitarian state as possible.