Professor Adam Kotsko is an American writer, theologian, religious scholar, and translator, working chiefly in the field of political theology.The learned professor, besides channeling some European pseudo intellectuals, such as Žižek, is apparently a sucker for publicity. At his current post (Assistant Professor of Humanities at Shimer College in Chicago) in the minuscule college, beating the dead and festering horse of Žižek's "philosophy", prof Kotsko can hardly achieve any of that publicity. But there are ways, as the recent flare-up shows:
Dr. (and I use that title lightly) Adam Kotsko, a professor at Shimer College in Chicago, Illinois, thinks that all white people have been “complicit” in slavery, and should therefore “commit mass suicide” as reparation.This statement, as expected, caused a wave of responses, the most obvious and frequent one having to do with the good prof serving as the first example for the proposed act of contrition.
Just to make sure this is not a singular outbreak of the prof Kotsko's thirst for fame, here is another example, from January:
On Tuesday, Kotsko boldly and immediately took to Twitter after masked Islamist fanatics massacred a dozen employees of Charlie Hebdo, a French satirical website, for writing about Islam. Kotsko told the world that the horrifying terrorist attack was foreseeable because Charlie Hebdo is “a newspaper devoted to hate speech,” notes Campus Reform.Obviously irked by this provocative statement, Eric Owens, education editor of The Daily Caller, invented the headline partly used for this post.
“It’s no more surprising that someone would attack a newspaper devoted to hate speech than that someone would beat up Westboro protestors,” he wrote.
But no, Eric, I beg to disagree. It is just the way of the good professor to signal to some bigger and greater academic institutions of USA (or Europe) that he is good and ready to be embraced by one of them. I bet the feelers of Berkeley, UCLA and other similar progressive outfits are already vibrating excitingly...