Quote of the Day

Years ago, when the academic left began to ostracize professors identified as "conservative," university administrators stood aside or were complicit. The academic left adopted a notion espoused back then by a "New Left" German philosopher—who taught at Brandeis, not coincidentally—that many conservative ideas were immoral and deserved to be suppressed. And so they were. This …

More Campus Censorship

F. Scott Fitzgerald famously said that "[t]he test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposing ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function." Nowadays, graduating college students are making it clear that they are not interested in possessing first-rate intelligence; they would much rather hold …

Speaking of Epistemic Closure . . .

I am late to getting to this news, but apparently it's not a good idea to send your child to Rutgers if you want your child to be open-minded and tolerant regarding those of a certain political persuasion. To be sure, the administration at Rutgers behaved relatively honorably, stating that it stood by its decision to …