Drooling on the Pillow

Thursday, April 07, 2005

Kampus Kutups 

Things are slow today so I was sitting here trying to think of something to write about when it hit me; I haven't read the letters in the New York Times yet!

Today they have a whole bag of shells responding to the excreable Paul Krugman's recent attempt to pin the vast over-representation of liberals on U.S. campuses on deficiencies in conservative ideology.

Apparently, this notion has some support among the liberal professoriat. Who knew?

To the Editor:

Effective university professors, regardless of
personal positions, respect and even encourage
diversity of opinion and intellectual debate.
Clearly, this is at odds with today's Republican
lawmaking credo.

Perhaps this, too, explains why there are so few
"self-proclaimed conservatives" on university

Corinne Kyriacou
Plainview, N.Y., April 5, 2005
The writer is a professor of health professions at
Hofstra University.

Thank you Professor Kyriacou. It's all clear now. Campuses lack diversity because the under-represented group "clearly" doesn't value the diversity of opinion and intellectual debate favored by the dominant group. Obviously, they must be excluded. We can't risk our diversity of opinion by listening to people with different opinions. How can you have a real intellectual debate with someone who disagrees with you? That's just crazy talk.
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