Even at a small New England college of modest reputation, one voice of dissent is one too many, and the entire apparatus of the college administration moves to silence him.
Higher education is not about to send its clowns to the unemployment lines or retire its lions to wildlife sanctuaries, but its own circus is showing some fragility.
The most striking thing about fixing American higher education is that the direct costs look surprisingly small. The major obstacles are political, not financial.
The world has more than 900 women’s studies programs, and thousands of classes about women in literature. English professor Dennis Gouws tries to teach one ‘men in literature’ class, and it’s one too many.
Liberals need to appreciate the dangers posed by a radical movement that rejects the principles of intellectual freedom and freedom of expression.
School administrators must stop abasing themselves to student outrage. Colleges should foster intellectual community—not progressive appeasement.
Beyond the disinvitations, protests, and now anarchist violence at Berkeley are deep and less visible layers of suppression of thought and speech inside U.S. universities.
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A survey of what colleges assign for incoming students to read shows they are largely more concerned with political activism than with a vibrant mind.
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