Yale Republican Leaves “Intellectual Ghetto”

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David Gelernter, a Republican Yale professor of computer science, appeared on the O’Reilly Factor last week to discuss his recent Wall Street Journal op-ed in which he says he will vote for Trump in order to prevent Clinton from winning the election.

“Some conservatives have watched their evaluations of Donald Trump’s character drop so low in recent days that on this vital question they no longer see a choice between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton,” Gelernter wrote in the Journal. “Accordingly, they are forced back onto politics and policy; and naturally Mr. Trump wins in a walk.”

“If conservatives who argue that Mr. Trump is worse than Mrs. Clinton had a case, it would be a relief to vote for Mrs. Clinton or for no one. But they don’t, and one is therefore forced for the good of the nation to vote for Mr. Trump.”

When Bill O’Reilly asked Gelernter if any of his fellow professors had praised him for his boldness in writing the op-ed, Gelernter replied:

“Yale has been fair to me, but it helps that they live in an intellectual ghetto like all major universities. They read the New York Times—that’s it. And, for the students too, the faculty and the students don’t have a clue what’s going on in the world.”

Gelernter’s interview serves as further confirmation of the fact that liberalism pervades academia.

You can watch the full interview below:

Alex Nitzberg is an intern at the American Journalism Center at Accuracy in Media and Accuracy in Academia. Follow him on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.