Monday, April 11, 2005

The Boston Globe proves it allows more diversity of opinion than academia does... publishing this column.

(Well, perhaps that's an exaggeration--but, unfortunately, not by much.)


At 8:27 PM, April 11, 2005, Anonymous fred said...

A few questions about this and other surveys of academia:
Does the survey include the "entire" faculty or primarily the arts, social sciences, and the various "issues" departments with their disciples? If the former, I believe the results grossly understate the extent of left/liberal bias in our colleges and universities. It's difficult to promote ones political views in physics, chemistry, mathematics, etc.

At 7:02 AM, April 12, 2005, Anonymous Paul said...

A liberal bias in academia? What will they think of next? Of course there is a liberal bias in academia. The left liberal crowd are as bigoted in their own way as those whom they condemn and I would venture to say that a conservative will be more likely to listen to a differing opinion than to make snide or condescending comments. I tend to agree with this survey. Of course the left will dispute it.

At 6:13 PM, April 12, 2005, Blogger Brad said...

fred, you state the effects of the bias. Check out this post

the classroom is only the tip of the iceberg. The problems at the administration level are what really drive the system.

At 6:14 PM, April 12, 2005, Blogger Brad said...



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