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The Professors: The 101 Most Dangerous Academics in America Hardcover – February 13, 2006
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We all know that left-wing radicals from the 1960s have hung around academia and hired people like themselves. But if you thought they were all harmless, antiquated hippies, you’d be wrong. Today’s radical academics aren’t the exception—they’re legion. And far from being harmless, they spew violent anti-Americanism, preach anti-Semitism, and cheer on the killing of American soldiers and civilians—all the while collecting tax dollars and tuition fees to indoctrinate our children. Remember Ward Churchill, the University of Colorado professor who compared the victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks to Nazis who deserved what they got? You thought he was bad? In this shocking new book, New York Times bestselling author David Horowitz has news for you: American universities are full of radical academics like Ward Churchill—and worse.
Horowitz exposes 101 academics—representative of thousands of radicals who teach our young people—who also happen to be alleged ex-terrorists, racists, murderers, sexual deviants, anti-Semites, and al-Qaeda supporters. Horowitz blows the cover on academics who:
- Say they want to kill white people.
- Promote the views of the Iranian mullahs.
- Support Osama bin Laden.
- Lament the demise of the Soviet Union.
- Defend pedophilia.
- Advocate the killing of ordinary Americans.
David Horowitz’s riveting exposé is essential reading for parents, students, college alums, taxpayers, and patriotic Americans who don’t think college students should be indoctrinated by sympathizers of Joseph Stalin and Osama bin Laden.
The Professors is truly frightening—and an intellectual call to arms from a courageous author who knows the radicals all too well.
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Prof. Mauro Bonardi
Università degli Studi di Milano, UNIMI
I also consider myself very well rounded and have read many works on both sides of the political spectrum.
The essence of Horowitz's arguments in this book and their translation into the reforms of the Academic freedom campaign are well founded.
Through my own experiences I have seen the left "army" on campuses at work. They seem to disregard and slander any opinions contrarian to their own and have zero tolerance for hearing anything they do not approve of. They will be overzealous in their attempts to quelch any form of communication that spreads ideas that do not follow their idealogies. This can be seen in the restrictive campus speech codes nationwide that are directly in conflict with our constitutional rights.The only purpose of these codes is to squash conservative opinion and not liberal.
I have never seen conservative groups work to ban free speech or conservative professors who turn their classromm into daily diatribes on the inequities of liberals in government. Yet the opposite can not be said for liberals.
While leftist rants should be expected in some Humanities classes as other reviewers have pointed out, leaving out opposite opinions only hurts education.
I am of the mindset that it is a professors job to present unbiased knowledge and facts so that students can walk away being able to analyze and form opinions of their own. In the 8 or so classes that I had to take in the humanities and socialism field I did not encounter this free exchange of ideas once. Conservative ideals and principals were glossed over while all emphasis was placed on left-leaning ideas.
The unfair and slanderous reviews here have only served to reinforce the opinions that I have of many liberal professors I have met and their "army" of followers.
1. They do not make logical arguments on government systems that stand up to historical scrutiny. (i.e they think Cuba is a bastion of humanity)
2. They tend to only study subjective disciplines where there are no absolute truths and thus they can't be judged as right or wrong.
3. All the humaities and socialism classes filled with liberals that I have taken are not even close to the intellectual challenge found in the disciplines of real knowledge where there is more of a conservative presence (science, economics, engineering, business).
Maybe if the students in today's universities were actually challenged and taught rather than being spoon fed ploitical idealogies this country would be in better shape.
Read this book if you have a childgoing off to college or if you are going soon yourself.
I also recommend the works of Walter Williams, Thomas Sowell, and Star Parker.
They offer the truth.