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Shortage of conservative professors in the humanities?

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Submitted by Info Tech Guy (United States), Apr 13, 2005 at 11:56

One of the issues may well be that the very lopsidedly Leftist and "PC" nature of many university graduate programs is a disincentive for conservative or moderate students to pursue advanced degrees and enter the pool of qualified university professors.

The biases which undergraduate students detect are even further accentuated in graduate programs. And, knowing the often vicious Leftist biases in universities among both faculty members and administrators, it shouldn't be surprising that non-Leftists, moderates and conservatives, would prefer to seek other career options.

Put in stark terms, universities and many private colleges are in the grip of rigidly Leftist ideological control at the administrative and professorial levels. The image that higher education presents opportunities for "free thought" is far from the truth, in many cases.

So long as one thinks freely in Leftist, anti-western, anti-American terms, one is quite free to express such views. Deviation from the approved lines of expression results in almost ritualistic accusations of various "isms" -- sexism, racism, imperialism, ageism, ethnocentrism, etc.
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