Snobbery 101

One thing I’ve learned as a parent is to not question your child’s reason for going to college. Maybe he wants to learn how to be snobby, maybe she aspires to be like President Obama (who in my humble opinion, is not a snob at all).   Reasons may start out as a desire for prestige, or a desire to fit in, or even a desire to get a job. She may not even know why she wants to go to college, that’s fine. But learning is never a bad thing, be it technical learning or book learning. It’s good for the person, and perhaps good for the country. But whatever the reason, when a large number in a population go to college, it’s a good thing, as this NYTimes op-ed piece by Thomas Friedman points out. And it should not be used as political grist in a presidential election.

Except it gives me more material for my cartoons…


About Liza Donnelly

Cartoonist and writer and live drawer for The New Yorker, CBS News. Speaker for TED and others. Books: Women On Men,
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1 Response to Snobbery 101

  1. Rob Husberg says:

    So let me get this right: according to the far right, we don’t want a welfare state; but people wanting a quality education is snobbery. We don’t want universal health care; so we’ll just wait for folks to really get sick, having no choice but to go to the ER, thereby costing the state a bloody fortune. Did Rod Serling write this episode? I thought he had passed on to The Big Twilight Zone in the sky!

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