In this piece the Pope Center has released today, Professor Anthony Papalas of East Carolina comments on the lecture given last November at the school by Gloria Steinem. She got ten grand; the audience got a lot of preposterous baloney about how what she calls capitalism is responsible for the world’s woes and especially the oppression of women.

If ECU had brought in a speaker to talk about astrology that would have been just as academically indefensible, but it would have done less harm. Propagating false ideas about make-believe is merely a waste of time; propagating false ideas about the real world is the exact opposite of what a university should be doing.