Fat Steve's Blatherings

Wednesday, March 30, 2005

The Left: Shooting itself in the foot?

      The Volokh Conspiracy has an interesting post on ideological non-diversity in academia (Hat Tip: Instapundit).  In it, Todd Zywicki says that he hears from many students that they just ignore their professors' political views.  They may repeat them, in classwork, but once they have the grade, they stop pretending.  The students "dismiss" their profs. as 'cartoonishly left-wing' and 'risible ideologues.'

      I don't think that students will just ignore lefty professors, though.  Instead, I think they'll associate left wing views with unfair, ignorant windbags, and be moved to the right in reaction.  In short, the faculty's attempts at indoctrination will backfire.

      Couldn't happen to a more deserving set of bigots.

      One note: Zywicki says is surprised that faculty in the religous studies department are as liberal as anyone else.  Someone needs to give him a copy of Bill Buckley's God and Man at Yale!

THE HOUSE OF SAUD MUST BE DESTROYED -- AND WILL BE!

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