Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist

July 16, 2010

Separated at birth?

Filed under: separated at birth? — louisproyect @ 7:27 pm

Leon Botstein in 1975, just after becoming the president of Bard College

John Turturro as Barton Fink


  1. So Botstein’s been in power there since 1975! What the hell kind of an institution is this? Let’s see. Botstein’s been the dictator at Bard longer than Stalin ran the USSR; longer than Mayor Daley ran Chicago; and, in the unfortunate event he lives a couple more years, longer than even J. Edgar Hoover ran the FBI. Prospective students should avoid this shithole fiefdom like the plague.

    Comment by Karl Friedrich — July 16, 2010 @ 8:33 pm

  2. The fictitious character Barton Fink looks a lot less phony than the insurance salesman.

    Comment by Peter Byrne — July 16, 2010 @ 9:28 pm

  3. And just like Barton Fink, Botstein has no connection to the common man.

    “Don’t call it New Theater Charlie, call it Our Theater!”

    Comment by Bert Goes To College — July 17, 2010 @ 6:37 pm

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