When you look at left-wing bias in academia over time, you find that:
1.) It has become more prevalent;
2.) It has become more prurient, even puerile.
This, essentially, is what happened to Nathan Harden, editor of The College Fix, when he compared
his experiences as a 2009 graduate of Yale with those of William F. Buckley, Jr., as recounted in the latter’s first book, God and Man At Yale. Harden entitled his opus, Sex and God At Yale. The transformation implicit in the titles that came out more than a half-century apart suggests much.
“While the Yale of Buckley’s book marginalized or undermined religious faith in the classroom, my book tells of a classmate who was given approval to create an art object out of what she claimed was blood
and tissue from self-induced abortions,” Harden said in a speech at Hillsdale College on September 20, 2012. “And while the Yale of Buckley’s book was promoting socialist ideas in its economics department, my book chronicles Yale’s recent employment of a professor who publicly praised terrorist organizations such as Hamas and Hezbollah.”
“My, how times have changed!”
Malcolm A. Kline is the Executive Director of Accuracy in Academia.
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