The debate about capital punishment on the nation’s campuses is much like the debate about abortion. Only one viewpoint is presented—the politically correct one. It is indicative of the type of tendentious scholarship that is all too common in academia.
Has academia become so politicized that teaching good economics, and using politically sensitive illustrations, can lead to threats, fines, penalties, demotion and worse? It certainly seemed so in early February when Hans-Hermann Hoppe received an egregious letter from the Provost of his university.
This may be America, but it hasn’t stopped one school from broadcasting the Pledge of Allegiance in Spanish.
The Democratic governor of Virginia and the top Republican in that state’s Senate recently agreed on a tax hike to prop up the Old Dominion’s colleges and universities that may turn out to be a multi-billion dollar mistake.
Campus conservatives come from every walk of life. The money-hungry, nerdy stereotype of Alex P. Keaton, depicted by actor Michael J. Fox on the popular 80s sitcom “Family Ties,” has never been less germane than it is today.
A Michigan high school forbids conservative students from distributing a newspaper. Two of the students tell their story.
I have gone to The Community College of Baltimore County in Maryland for a few years now. During this time I have taken many different types of classes to fulfill requirements, most of them in which I came up against leftist propaganda.
Harvard President Larry Summers got in hot water when he publicly stated that there were “innate” differences between all the sexes that keep some women from reaching higher levels in the sciences. But unless Summers was a blithering idiot, he wouldn’t have made such a statement guaranteed to rile rabid college women’s studies holdovers lest he have some info to back it up.
The sad truth about a society that becomes increasingly politicized by the day is that the principal victim is integrity. Thoughtfulness and honesty count for less and less and appearances count for more and more.
The experience of Larry Summers at Harvard University shows the penalties paid by academics who are factually accurate but politically incorrect, even when they are liberal Democrats. Imagine what would happen if they were libertarians.