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Indoctrination U:The Left's War Against Academic Freedom Hardcover – February 6, 2007
"Wake Up America" by Eric Bolling
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The cure Horowitz offers to the propagandizing of the bottom10 percent of the professorate is called The Academic Bill of Rights. The context and story behind Indoctrination U is the author's attempt to gain publicity for the proposition. Having it enacted by state legislatures was never his primary goal. What he sincerely desired was for universities to preemptively adopt its essence into their own bylaws.
The Bill itself is reproduced in an appendix. Its language is well-crafted and rather innocuous, yet one would never know this from the reaction it received from its critics. They dubbed it "crazy, Orwellian, a witch hunt," and totalitarian in nature. Their disparagement is perhaps a ruse to better enable them to protect their own privilege as tenets like, "No faculty shall be hired or fired or denied promotion or tenure on the basis of their political or religious beliefs" is not the stuff of McCarthyism. Although, should it be rigidly interpreted, a clause like, "Faculty will not use their courses for the purpose of political, ideological, religious or anti-religious indoctrination" would completely threaten the activists' way of life. Commandments like that are far more threatening than having their beloved Fairness Doctrine applied to network news broadcasts or NPR.
Those who actually discussed the initiative were generally dismissive. One proclaimed it a "solution in search of a problem.Read more ›
We can assess the facts and honestly come to different conclusions. The author's point, and the whole reason behind the Academic Bill of Rights, is that there is a small minority, but still a significant portion (the author estimates something like 10%) of our university classrooms that are being used to advocate specific political agendas rather than teach the students to think, analyze, and increase their abilities to make their own informed judgments.
However, it is vital to understand that Horowitz is NOT indicting all professors. Nor is he saying that there should be a purge of professors who hold left wing views. In fact, Horowitz has defended his debating opponent, Ward Churchill. He has stated that Churchill should NOT be fired for his views. That is a vital part of academic freedom. Nor is he saying that people should be hired because they hold conservative views. None of this is part of his argument. What he is calling for is that there be NO consideration of a person's politics when hiring for a teaching job. He is calling for the classroom to be an academic environment where scholarship is presented, not advocacy. He is calling for the end to what amounts to tenured, taxpayer funded political parties on campus in the guise of various "studies" groups.Read more ›
Horowitz' central point is that "students have a right to expect professional (and not political) behavior from their professors in the classroom." To accomplish this objective, Horowitz and his organization have been urging the adoption of a new "Academic Bill of Rights."
Despite the non-radical nature of his proposal, which is very similar to a "Declaration of Principles of Academic Freedom and Academic Tenure" that has been in effect at American universities since 1915, Horowitz and his proposals have been met with vehement opposition and personal vilification by well-entrenched organizations and unions of college professors. Administrators and trustees, perhaps "too busy" with fund-raising and not wanting to make waves, have refused to get involved.Read more ›
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it is increasingly clear that our culture is growing more accepting of a totalitarian system. The ignorant masses grow ever larger...Published 21 months ago by rider
This should be one of your "Bibles" when it comes to the fascist Left. Get....This.....Book!!!!! I promise, you will NOT regret it. Read morePublished on May 12, 2014 by Larry A. Singleton
Horowitz can see clearly what is afoot in the world, and can clearly articulate it to you and me. Buy.Published on April 23, 2014 by C. Aaron Velasquez
haranguing of the socialists in the public schools. It doesn't end at high school. But Horowitz shows clear ways to protest and stop the unending abusive indoctrination we call... Read morePublished on December 24, 2013 by RuggedShark
Stories Horowitz has used as evidence that U.S. colleges and universities are bastions of liberal indoctrination have been disputed. Read morePublished on December 4, 2013 by Happy Girl
Over the years Horowitz has become deeply concerned with the direction of universities (and K-12 as well): the political agenda, the intolerant atmosphere and, the radical attempt... Read morePublished on July 26, 2013 by Scott Walker
Several years ago, David Horowitz began a campaign to remove political indoctrination from universities in America. Read morePublished on July 15, 2012 by Paul Mastin
David Horowitz stated that when he attended Colombia and Berkeley in the 1950s, he never heard a professor express a political opinion in a campus setting. Read morePublished on December 5, 2011 by B. Orzechowski
The dishonesty of SOME conservatives is truly overwhelming. There is no complaint about the one-sidedness in business courses that teach the glories of capitalism only; no... Read morePublished on November 28, 2009 by Boston Brutus