Monday, April 11, 2005

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

...by publishing this column.

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

4 Comments:

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
http://www.thefire.org/index.php/article/5503.html

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...

understate

 

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