Wednesday, March 30, 2005

A Liberal Lot

Here's something us conservatives have suspected all along...faculty really are all that liberal.

College faculties, long assumed to be a liberal bastion, lean further to the left than even the most conspiratorial conservatives might have imagined, a new study says.

Here's the whole article from the Washington Post.


kwackwacker said...

This article is fantastic, and I'm glad that a treatise of this nature has finally found its way into a national newspaper. It is absolutely ridiculous that college faculty members are exceedingly liberal, and even more absurd that they exist in such an overwhelming majority. I refute the notion that college students are not swayed or influenced by their professors as stated here: "It's hard to see that these liberal views cut very deeply into the education of students. In fact, a number of studies show the core values that students bring into the university are not very much altered by being in college." This may in fact be the case at large universities where students are herded into giant auditoriums like cattle, and have very little interaction with facutly. At small liberal arts schools, however, I can vouch firsthand that this is absolutely not the case. Students are not only influenced by political ideologies of professors, but are sometimes pressured into agreeing with them. The last paragraph of the article is superb, and deserves to be read by college admissions offices and administration nationwide. "That's why you need diversity, not just of race and gender but also, maybe especially, of ideas and perspective." Perhaps the liberals should employ their devious and disgusting tactics on such brilliance as this: diversity of ideas and perspectives.

WackCracker said...

Wow Sherlock, you figured it out, teachers tend to be liberal. Congratulations. Tell us more that we don't already know, please.

Jim said...

If academia is so overpowered by the unchecked liberalism of its faculty, why do liberals make up such a small percentage of the general populace? And how did those in power today overcome the overwhelming influence of their educators?

Is this what you want?