Post Partisan University?

Glenn Ricketts

Check out this piece at IHE today, where the author discusses the lopsided ideological imbalance that currently rules the American academy and the fact that so many in the professoriate are oblivious to it. Introspection and self-examination, he argues persuasively, are largely absent from the minds of most academics, who can only see "bias" elsewhere.

He must have hit pretty close to home. Although the responses so far aren't quite up to the level of screeching directed at NAS president Peter Wood for his recent piece on Climate Thuggery, they still serve to reinforce the author's case, no doubt unaware as usual.

Obviously, we're not close to creating a "post-partisan" university anytime soon, but it's encouraging that more people are aware that we've got a problem.

  • Share

Most Commented

October 6, 2020

1.

Pulitzer Board Must Revoke Nikole Hannah-Jones' Prize

We call on the Pulitzer Prize Board to rescind the 2020 Prize for Commentary awarded to Nikole Hannah-Jones for her lead essay in “The 1619 Project.” ...

May 15, 2015

2.

Where Did We Get the Idea That Only White People Can Be Racist?

A look at the double standard that has arisen regarding racism, illustrated recently by the reaction to a black professor's biased comments on Twitter....

July 28, 2020

3.

Exclusive: UT Austin Proposes Political Litmus Tests for Hiring and Promotion

The University of Texas at Austin has proposed the “Faculty Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Strategic Plan," exchanging merit-based success for identity-based dive...

Most Read

October 6, 2020

1.

Pulitzer Board Must Revoke Nikole Hannah-Jones' Prize

We call on the Pulitzer Prize Board to rescind the 2020 Prize for Commentary awarded to Nikole Hannah-Jones for her lead essay in “The 1619 Project.” ...

May 15, 2015

2.

Where Did We Get the Idea That Only White People Can Be Racist?

A look at the double standard that has arisen regarding racism, illustrated recently by the reaction to a black professor's biased comments on Twitter....

October 5, 2020

3.

Tom Klingenstein on Cancel Culture and 1619

The issues that cancel culture presents are not new, but they are powerful in a way that we haven’t seen in generations. Complacency is, unfortunately, not an option....