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Liberal Bias is Pervasive

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

Submitted by Reuben Horne (Australia), Apr 1, 2004 at 22:07

I was most interested to read this particular article by Mr Pipes. I am also pleased to see that a solution (an Academic Bill of Rights) has been proposed. I would be interested in seeing how this solution (if implemented) works out. In Australia the situation is no less polarised -- the Academic Left proponents are dominant in the Humanities and social sciences whilst the right confine themselves to the business and economics faculties. It all makes for a very sad and stagnant debate within Universities. I have studied within both fields and found no room for me to voice my reservations over the excesses of each philosophy with its chosen feifdom. In fact I believe the lack of opposition that the Left has in the humanities and social sciences has caused them to radicalise their texts and their stances in order to generate some form of opposition for themselves. They write outrageous things and then practically dare others to contradict them.

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