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Reader comment on item: Profs Who Hate America

Submitted by Allen E. Wiesen (United States), Nov 13, 2002 at 08:31

The University, once a venue for a sort of Hegelian dialect in which a livable synthesis eventually formed, has been hijacked by strident followers of a thesis which uses violence and intimidation to prevent its antithesis from being expressed. The thesis, a Frankenstinian patchwork alliance of far left politics and theocratic Islam has succeeded in almost silencing opposing voices on campus. Anything with which this bizarre alliance disagrees is deemed hate speech, because it is speech it hates to hear.

Just how does the university sustain this leftist convolution? A vociferous and sometimes violent minority of politicized leftist students pressure the university to hire similarly inclined leftist professors, and gains control of organizations which bring speakers onto campus. Leftist professors, in turn, fire up students with one-sided views, and the cycle goes on ad infinitum.

This is a battle that must be fought in the trenches of the university, where hiring decisions are made, and where student codes of behavior are created and enforced. Only in advancing the antithesis will we restore the dialect.

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