And he's not above deploying a trouble-making college student to get what he wants:
Alec Dent, an incoming freshman at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, made headlines recently for an article he wrote for the conservative website The College Fix in which he claimed the school was offering a seminar titled "The Literature of 9/11" that "sympathizes with terrorists" and "paints [the] U.S. as imperialistic." Dent apparently did not take the course or read the books but appears to have based his opinion on Amazon book descriptions for a limited selection of its readings.
The younger Dent penned a blog post for the Pope Center back in July titled "Freshman orientation: conform or be cast out" about an interactive theater experience that addressed diversity and inclusivity. He describes the skit's topics – racism, sexism, heterosexism, and classism – as "cardinal sin(s) of the liberal perspective" and takes a potshot at affirmative action while portraying white men as victims.
Pope's obsession with steering more courses (and maybe even an entire school) to the admiration and perhaps glorification of Western Civilization is nothing more than White Supremacy, albeit with a scholarly and intellectual flavoring. The truth is, Western Europe was rather late to the civilization game, and its respect for the arts and sciences could never compete with its bloodlust and unquenchable thirst for hegemony. And it appears Pope and many of his GOP buddies are still stricken with the horrific lack of vision that plagued their medieval heroes.