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Academic Cesspools

Marek3 Wrote: Apr 24, 2013 3:37 PM
Steve, there are few Conservative colleges, but they are in vast minority compared to ones with Liberal Agenda. To be honest with you, I don't care if private college is Liberal in orientation ,that is their business. Public colleges on the other hand are another matter. Either way people both voters and donors should be aware as to the orientation of their colleges. The simple reality is that today all of the major US Colleges with essentially no exceptions are closer to indoctrination factories than to serious study institutions. Case in point, Harvard, Columbia, Stanford etc.. Obviously subjects do matter, Engineering for instance will not have the same problem as Liberal Art departments within same University.

Over the past 10 years, I have written columns variously titled "Academic Cesspools," "Academic Dishonesty," "The Shame of Higher Education," "Academic Rot" and "Indoctrination of Our Youth." Therefore, I was not surprised by David Feith's April 5th Wall Street Journal article, "The Golf Shot Heard Round the Academic World." In it, Feith tells of a golf course conversation between Barry Mills, the president of Bowdoin College, in Brunswick, Maine, and philanthropist Thomas Klingenstein. Klingenstein voiced disapproval of campus celebration of diversity and ethnic differences while there's "not enough celebration of our common American identity."

Because Klingenstein wouldn't help finance the college's...