I think the problem with modern "Academia" lies not with the knowledge that Academia has to offer or the knowledge that it is willing to dispense to the country or world at large but with the perception that the Professors who make up Academia have created some sort of isolated society, which is anti-U.S. government, no matter what the issue, and Academia has suffered from this perception. In a message dated 2/23/2005 12:30:14 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, [log in to unmask] writes: don’t want to go deep into the related details (the URL has enough details), but I am concerned if that statement has a very tragic paradox implied in it. Can ‘Academy’ be only an isolated organization promoting intelligence only to the few related to it ? Or is it that the ‘Academy’ has become so sophisticated that no one other than it can make any sense of it ? Either way, as related to a statement as that, despite what goes before it, seems to me only to imply a malady of our modern education.