When interviewed by the Brown Daily Herald about his $2,500 donation to Barrack Obama and the fact that no current Brown employee has donated to Mitt Romney, philosophy professor Charles Larmore said, “No doubt some educated people find it in their economic interest to support Republican candidates since the Republican Party is also the party of the rich, but no thinking person, with the exception of a few oddballs, can identify with the ideas of this party.” We’re glad to see that Larmore doesn’t even bother feigning bipartisanship or open-mindedness. It’s a shame that a professor of philosophy decided to forgo any logical rationale in his argument and instead resorted to name-calling. But we appreciate the situational irony of him donating $2,500 of his disposable income to combat the “party of the rich.” Perhaps he should write his next essay on the existential identity crisis of an Ivy League professor making upwards of $134,250 claiming to be for the party of the poor.

Charles Larmore

Charles Larmore

 

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