Wild West killer-for-hire "Deacon" Jim Miller dressed the part of a church-going citizen. Why does UNC Chapel Hill lecture series on "Renewing the Western Tradition" come to mind? Peter Wood writes at NAS.org:
As Jane Shaw explains, the speakers that the committee did choose seem to interpret “renewing Western civilization” as mainly a matter of debunking, de-centering, and otherwise expressing irritation with Western civilization. The subtext seems to be: Renew it? Why would anyone bother? Let’s just get on with replacing it. For this UNC spends $15,000 per lecture, from money given by a donor who explicitly sought a positive approach to the study of Western civilization.
For the full story, check out Jane Shaw's report at the Clarion Call, "The Culture Chasm at UNC."