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Monday, January 31, 2011

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I just got a copy of The 5000 Year Leap and put it at the head of my reading queue. So, review to follow!

I am curious why he is referred to as Dr. Skousen in the accolades. As far as I can tell, the highest degree he attained was a J.D. from George Washington University. By the way, he clearly overcame this accredited education to accomplish many things. :)

9 comments:

R.C. said...

The funny thing about Skousen's JD is that his Bachelor of Laws was upgraded to a JD. By the way, JD means Juris Doctor... couln't one refer to him/herself as a doctor with a JD? I think in law schools they call them professor x not Dr x.

The Real George Wythe said...

You are correct. It looks like he graduated from a junior college, then later got his bachelor's degree from George Washington.

Having multiple degrees brings gravitas in the George Wythe world. You hear it all the time. Skousen's two are therefore impressive (despite being from accredited institutions).

Although not everyone can have three like Brooks, DeMille properly takes his place at the head of the pecking order with (by my count) seven:

3 bachelor's (CRBU, George Wythe, BYU)
1 master's (CRBU)
2 doctorates (CRBU, TIBS)
1 law degree (LaSalle diploma mill)

Bipolar Attorney said...

Lawyers do not habitually refer to themselves as "Doctor" even with a JD. The title of respect is "Esq."

In fact, I have never heard a practicing attorney call himself or herself "Doctor." I've always thought it strange that the Coral Ridge/GWU crowd called him "Doctor" Skousen. I always thought it was just one more attempt to bolster credentials.

R.C. said...

I could be wrong but I think that when Skousen was listed as faculty, he held doctorates from gw or crbu.

R.C. said...

I checked the web archive. Skousen held a D.Litt. from George Wythe. Therefore, to his followers, je should be called a Dr. For the real world, he holds an upgraded b.a.

Bipolar Attorney said...

On their website, they say they are no longer admitting students to the Jefferson PhD program.

Does this mean there will be no future successors to "Dr. DeMille," "Dr. Brooks," and "Dr. Groft?" What about "Doctor Tracy?"

Maybe we have a dying breed.

R.C. said...

It looks like they are discontinuing their masters programs too. This was inevitable since the accreditation agency only deals with undergraduate programs.

The Real George Wythe said...

R.C., where do you see they are discontinuing the masters program?

R.C. said...

TRGW - I double checked - it looks like they are only discontinuing their master of education program. With your master of political economy you can study knitting, literature, biochemistry, calculus, french, and political science. You can also be interdisciplinary and blend all of those subjects and write a thesis about them.