14 October 2009

Marketplace Of Ideas?

6 comments:

Pam Walter said...

I'm afraid that this situation is not limited to American University. I have heard that on almost any college campus, conservative ideas are not only discouraged but very often punished by professors who use grades as a weapon. www.satisfiedsole.com

Arthur B. Breedlove said...

This post brought back memories of my own college experience. It's a good example of the liberal tyranny that prevails on many college campuses. I recommend reading the book "Welcome to the Ivory Tower of Babel", by Mike Adams. It's written by a former professor of mine. Sometimes it is the conservative professors that are in placed in the crosshairs.

Chaps said...

I remember when I went back to Ga Tech after two tours in Nam. In'69 or '70. colleges and university students were going to boycott classes for a day and have a "teach in" against the war. Papers in Atlanta were full of the plans for Emory and Ga State. Tech administrators issued a one paragraph statement that any absenses on that day would be unexcused and drop your grade. Classes were full. Ah, the good old days.

Kim said...

Hi Pam, just this week a University of New Hampshire student was asked to take down the American flag he had below his window (outside). It made it to the local news.

I substitute teach in Massachusetts and believe the schools here are too liberal. It reminds me of a 1960's flower child grown up and teaching in today's society, with teachers of all ages. I thought this was a state issue rather than a national one.

jacksonianlawyer said...

Ah, the liberal bastion that are college campuses. This looks to be a fine analysis of the liberal-fascist ideology that dominates colleges, where leftist professors force their perverted views upon all of the student body, but, perhaps my bias is showing now, this was a tale, which, at its core, was best told over 50 years ago by one of my "patron saints," William F. Buckley, Jr. in "God & Man At Yale." To those who have not done so, definitely pick up a copy of that book and give it a good read. Then, read everything else WFB, Jr. has crafted. You'll be better for it.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Thanks JL. I saw some of this in my short stint in college, though I don't believe it was quite as pervasive as it is now.