I came across Occupy Seattle and engaged a young lady in conversation. The main reason she was participating in the demonstration, she said, was because she had a double major from the U. of Washington and yet couldn’t find a job in her fields or otherwise.

Her majors were peace studies and women’s studies.
I wouldn’t have hired her either, at least for any job that required some sort of analysis, because I could be sure that she had never heard or read anything that conflicted with the departments’ accepted wisdom. Yet her sense of grievance was strong.

Alex Bensky