Quote Of The Day: Penn State Scandal Edition

“When you graft a multimillion-dollar entertainment industry anomalously onto higher education, you produce a bubble of entitlements and exemptions, and eventually, a simple moral derangement.”

George Will

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Doug Mataconis held a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May 2010 and contributed a staggering 16,483 posts before his retirement in January 2020. He passed for too young in July 2021.

Comments

  1. If this scandal involved Penn State’s legendary baseball coach, do you think Will would be making the same observation?

    Whatever you think of collegiate atheletics, the argument that they lead inexorably to moral danrangement is ridiculous. This is just will trying to pass off his aesthetic tastes as moral judgement.

  2. Scott O. says:

    When you graft a multimillion-dollar entertainment industry anomalously onto politics, you produce a bubble of entitlements and exemptions, and eventually, a simple moral derangement. Scott O

  3. 11B40 says:

    Greetings:

    What about when you graft its own police department onto a university ??? Does that result in any legal derangements ???