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Reader comment on item: Bad News from Slippery Rock

Submitted by obilic (United States), Apr 11, 2006 at 15:23

When I first started out in my academic career the biggest threat to my academic freedom was the hyper-relativist, multicultural extremists of the far-left. These days, however, it is the politically correct far-right that is starting to go after what I do.

I am a centrist, I teach the Western Canon, and I am very hostile to Islamic extremism, and by the way, this new "Christian" extremism of that undermines the true message of Jesus. Slippery Rock may be a lefty bastion as Dr. Pipes suggests, but buying into David Horowitz's arguments about academia is a softer version of the Islamic extortion and pressure on academia. The bottom line is that smart conservative students go into business to get rich and thus academia has a leftward tilt. But that tilt is not as extreme at Dr. Pipes suggests.

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