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The connection between book publication and the classroom

Reader comment on item: [The University of] California [Press] vs. Academic Freedom

Submitted by Will Smythe (United States), Mar 30, 2004 at 21:05

Publishers publish liberal books because they know that liberal teachers, teaching liberal classes, will require their students to buy liberal books. Conversely, if there were more (or any) conservative teaching classes, publishers would print more conservative textbooks.

The publishers put a high price tag on their leftest books, too, because they know that the students will have no choice but to buy them, thereby increasing their student loan debt.

In order to reduce the profitability of publishing leftist books and enriching their leftist authors, make sure to buy only used copies of leftist books, and then resell them immediately at the campus bookstore, or over the Web at sites like: Amazon.com, Ebay.com, Half.com, TextbookX.com, Campusi.com, etc.

Please, however, buy only brand-new copies of conservative books (such as Daniel Pipes' books), and never resell them, either, unless you can sell them to a liberal. Then by all means, it is worth it. If this is hard for you to do, imagine that you are a Christian missionary, and the book is a Bible or a one pound tract that you are bartering away to a pagan.

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