Historian Advises Academic Dissidents

, Alex Nitzberg, 1 Comment

The predominance of liberal professors in academia stems significantly from an anti-conservative bias in hiring Dr. Paul Kengor averred during an interview on The Alex Nitzberg Show. Dr. Kengor is a professor of political science at Grove City College and an author.

When advising conservatives about how to navigate liberal-dominated academia, he counsels them to choose “a dissertation topic that’s totally non-ideological … ” and to omit experiences from their resume that reveal their conservatism when they’re seeking employment in higher education.

Dr. Kengor asserted that, “… you end up with this incestuous group of like-minded liberals in these monolithic departments who are running around claiming diversity and tolerance … ” But this diversity does not include thought diversity Dr. Kengor explained: “Their idea of diversity extends to sex, gender and race—it does not apply to ideas.”

(Sound though Dr. Kengor’s advice always is, it should be noted that it may yet prove problematic in a day and age in which academics are making political statements about persons, places and things which have always been, up until now, apolitical: trees in Israel, for example. Moreover, even the most covert conservatives in academe will be finished if their coworkers learn that they are regular churchgoers.—ed.)

Alex Nitzberg is a freelance conservative journalist and commentator and the host of “The Alex Nitzberg Show” podcast. Follow him on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

One Response

  1. Joanne M.

    November 25, 2017 1:51 pm

    A University will fire or oust someone who attends church services? What a bizarre statement (and complete fiction). Why is it so important to be portrayed as a victim? I attended Dr. Kengor’s Grove City College (1992-1996) and can assure you there was NO DIVERSITY in thought- no speakers, lectures, reading materials or even films that did not promote White Christian Evangelical ideology. If Evangelical Christians, homeschooled and indoctrinated for the duration of their educations, have trouble entering academia, it is most likely due to the fact that their education and training is lacking. Own this. No University cares if a professor goes to church on Sunday- they do care if a candidate’s scholarship is narrow and juvenile. The conservative Christian movement’s vilification of higher learning mirrors the build up of attacks on universities that happen under communist or authoritarian regimes; this is frightening.

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