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Apostasy on the Left

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Although she still considers herself a liberal, veteran journalist Claudia Dreifus found out just how intolerant the Left can be when she critiqued one of their totems in the book she co-authored, Higher Education? How Colleges Are Wasting Our Money and Failing Our Kids—And What We Can Do About It.

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Confucius Makes A Comeback

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One of the lesser known policies of the era of Mao Tse Tung was the relegation of Confucianism to the memory hole in Communist China. Lately, Confucius has been making a reappearance there, according to an historian from the University of Pittsburgh.

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Of Deans & Dictators

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College professors love to talk about how vital their work is in a democracy but some high-profile administrators have actively sought and received donations from rulers in one-party states without a peep of protest from their star faculty members.

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