U. Texas hires West Point’s one-time ‘commie cadet’ as history instructor

U. Texas hires West Point’s one-time ‘commie cadet’ as history instructor
Spencer Rapone (Image via Twitter)

[Ed. – Readers will remember this guy, who received an other-than-honorable discharge after his extracurricular activities became known.]

The University of Texas hired a man known as the “commie cadet” to teach at the university’s New School for Social Research within its history department.

Professor Spenser Rapone, also known as the “commie cadet,” was removed from the U.S. Army on an “other-than-honorable” discharge after he posted photos praising communism during a West Point graduation ceremony. Rapone has since been hired by the University of Texas. …

According to Army Times, an investigation into Rapone’s online behavior uncovered that the former cadet used his online presence to advocate for a socialist revolution and disparage high-ranking military officers. Rapone was reprimanded for “conduct unbecoming of an officer.” …

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Speaking to The Associated Press, Rapone said that he considers himself a “revolutionary socialist.” …

In an interview with Jacobin, Rapone said that he does not believe that the U.S. military fights for “freedom,” “truth,” or “justice.”

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