Political bias in the universities?

“At a recent function I was attending a fellow guest expressed the view that public money given to universities was sometimes spent on disseminating partisan political views. It was no secret, he suggested, that universities were dominated by academics with left-wing views, and that these academics were being paid to indoctrinate impressionable students. I asked for an example of this dangerous phenomenon, and he proceeded to name a lecturer in the university from which he had graduated, and who is indeed a socialist. I pointed out to my fellow guest that, in the same university department at that time, there had been three lecturers with well known conservative views. Ah, but you can’t count those, he said, perhaps not entirely logically …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 28 September]

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