04 February 2014

Academia's Prejudices

The other day in a post about "speech codes" when it comes to the War for Southern Independence, I quoted William F. Buckley, Jr.:
Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views. ~ William F. Buckley Jr.
Then I recalled a piece I had read about the late Eugene Genovese; the writer making this observation:
Academia normally defines as political that which lies beyond its ideological consensus, which is generally though not always accurately perceived as "liberal." And academia defines as objective and scientific that which expresses its own prejudices and viewpoint.
How true, how true - particularly when it comes to perspectives on the War for Southern Independence. Remember, with much of academia, it's not about history, it's about conformity.

2 comments:

E.J. said...

Two great conservative thinkers right there.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

The operative word there is "thinkers." Too bad they're in such short supply.