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Liberals Are Stifling Intellectual Diversity On Campus

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What is college for? For many, it'€™s a time for personal and intellectual growth, to meet new people, and to explore ideas and philosophies that challenge their beliefs. Or is it? Recent cancellations of conservative speakers, rescinded honorary degrees, and scrutiny of certain campus groups have heightened perceptions that there is pervasive liberal intolerance on campuses. Are liberals shutting down speech and debate on campus? Or is this theory a myth, based on the preponderance of liberals at universities rather than intentionally discriminatory actions?


We are teaching young people that being offended is an ideological priority.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Jonah Goldberg

There is an idea floating around college campuses that scholars should be funded only if their work conforms to a particular view of justice.

Thursday, May 29, 2014
Michael Bloomberg

Political correctness is not a rigorous commitment to social equality so much as a system of left-wing ideological repression.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Jonathan Chait

‘Impossible lack of diversity’ reflects ideological intimidation on campus.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Emily Esfahani-Smith

So what’s at the root of these liberal campuses?

Friday, April 25, 2014
Ryan Struyk

There is a popular, romantic notion that students receive their university education through free and open debate about the issues of the day. Nothing could be farther from the truth.

Thursday, February 12, 2015
Eric Posner

Let’s give up on academic freedom in favor of justice.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Sandra Korn

One of the most popular arguments against political correctness is that it stifles speech, but a Cornell study found that it boosted creativity in mixed-gender groups.

Friday, January 30, 2015
Gene Demby

If the worst thing ‘PCness’ does is make people occasionally feel uncomfortable when they do and say terrible things, we can all live with that.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Jessica Valenti

Research affirmed that many conservative students feel that way, but also that many do not — and that the latter group in fact thrive on the very campuses that tend to be portrayed as hostile to them.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Scott Jaschik