December 31, 2010

MAKING THE RUBBLE BOUNCE: Victor Davis Hanson on Colman McCarthy.

What does “the intellectual purity of a school” mean in 2010? That was tragically lost a long time ago in the 1960s when “relevant” courses (particularly -studies courses) became deductive, with preconceived ends that justified biased means of teaching. Examine questions of free speech, intellectual diversity, and tolerance for minority opinion on an average campus, and the notion of “intellectual purity” is rendered Orwellian

They told me if I voted Republican, narrowminded zealots would be subjecting universities to “intellectual purity” tests. And they were right!