"academics EVERYWHERE do have political responsibilities because they are feeding at the public trough." (dana) Poor academics now being charged by dana with new requirements - POLITICS! Sounds Sovietish to me. Musicians too (re Shostakovitch, Oistrakh), writers (of course), painters (Soviet realism), ... Of course, CORRECT politics!
Syrian rebels call for regional alliance against Russia and Iran (Reuters)
from the article: A visit to the jungle