The Ivory Tower Man: Why Academia Hates Guns

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The American Thinker – by Salvatore DeGennaro

There is a particular strain of humanity now deeply rooted in Western culture that we can refer to as the Ivory Tower Man. This individual is the product of an entire cultural philosophy. He is the result of several generations that have faced no immediate danger or challenge to life itself; he is the spawn of the Nanny State. The Ivory Tower Man is found throughout all current age groups and academia is especially rife with this character.  

The rise of this Ivory Tower Man can be attributed to the rapid urbanization of our society combined with an abundance of resources and technology that has made it possible for people to be soft. Wimps can now survive and thrive. Everyone gets a trophy. Our lifestyle is less strenuous than has been the experience for all past generations. And, above all, due to scientific advancements life is now more secure than it has ever been in human history. Sure, bad things happen to others, but the Ivory Tower Man does not personally see these things on a daily basis in his own nice neighborhood. He is insulated and thus willfully naive.

So what exactly is this Ivory Tower Man? Here is my best definition: This is a man who might be good at a particular profession, but he is not capable, and he delights in his modern lack of ability and wears it as a mantel of intellectualism. The Ivory Tower Man is the guy who lives through his career, which is a desk job in front of a computer or pontificating in front of impressionable youth with a similar worldview. This guy depends on the institution that is the State for his every need. Most troubling, he believes that this current order in the universe, the Almighty State, will never fail him.

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2 thoughts on “The Ivory Tower Man: Why Academia Hates Guns

  1. Academics. ..
    If I’m not paraphrase.
    Its thought and theory with no solutions.


    Loud noises scare them because they’re..
    How can I say this politely.

    Please use Sam Kinison’s voice when you read the above line.

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