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Indoctrination U:The Left's War Against Academic Freedom Hardcover – February 6, 2007
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After years of "exclusionary hiring practices," faculty liberals outnumber conservatives, 7 to 1. "All the professors had a (John) Kerry sticker on the office door... every single one." (p 72)
Indoctrination U pinpoints the political (vs. academic) nature of many college majors, as bluntly stated in their course descriptions. Egregious examples include Social work, Feminist studies, Peace studies, and African American studies - which was castigated for "fraudulent scholarship." (p 78)
Even Math departments seek to get in on the action. Gutstein has written a guide called Mathematics: Toward a Pedagogy for Social Justice. A Northeastern U. guide for K-12 teachers is called Rethinking Math: Teaching Social Justice by the Number.
In order to combat the intolerance of dissent, Horowitz's Academic Bill of Rights would essentially reinstate the campus codes that were widespread until the 1940s. Decisions would be made "without consideration of one's personal, political or religious beliefs." Good luck Dr. Horowitz. Your opposition is DEEPLY entrenched.
A large number of professors outrageously advance their leftist views in classes that have nothing whatsoever to do with politics. What do Horowitz's opponents have to say in their defense? Regretfully, nothing of any substance. They instead prefer to engage in personal attacks and sometimes outright slander. At the very best, they caricature his positions beyond recognition. A naive outsider might be falsely lead to believe that he is something of a screaming fascist. I would add that many parents are relatively indifferent. Cynically, they only want their children to acquire a degree behind their name and begin earning a good living. This is especially true for those focussing on the hard sciences. Liberal arts classes are merely something to be endured. Keep your mouth shut and "go along so that you can get along" is the standard advice given to the students. Too many conservatives also could care less about left-wing academic indoctrination as long as their major sports programs are not jeopardized. Indeed, a tacit and unholy agreement exists cementing this understanding may already exist within most colleges. Have you, for instance, ever heard of Duke University? Everyone should invest a few hours reading Indoctrination U. You have no moral right to look the other way. Time is getting short. We may be getting to the point of no return. Do we even have a few years? I really have my doubts.