A Ph.D. in Basket Weaving
Italian-American anti-intellectualism rears its ugly little head again.
It has come to my attention that I stand in the crosshairs of one Richard Annotico, a fulminating yet paltry blogger. (See link and text below.) The depth of viciousness, ignorance, bigotry, and pettiness is appalling but it comes as no surprise to those of us who have witnessed such Italian-American anti-intellectualism from others, such as Arthur Piccolo. I’m proud to join the ranks of distinguished scholars of Italian American Studies like Fred Gardaphé, Anthony Tamburri, and Donald Tricarico who have been attacked on-line with similar diatribes. To paraphrase Franklin Roosevelt, “I welcome the hatred.”