Colby College Professor Dismisses Idea of Liberal Dominance on College Campuses

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From Campus Reform:

Colby College professor is railing against the idea of liberal echo chambers on campus, claiming it is just an “anti-intellectual” ploy to undermine the credibility of academic experts.

In an op-ed for The New Republic, Assistant Professor of English Aaron Hanlon slams what he calls Nicholas Kristof’s “hobbyhorse,” referring to several pieces Kristof has written regarding liberal intolerance on college campuses…

Hanlon admits that “there’s certainly room for more ideological diversity on campus,” but comes to the conclusion that the claim of bias against conservatives is not only exaggerated, but is a tool used by the right to “undermine[s] the credibility of people speaking from academic and pedagogical expertise.”