Shortly after the election of Donald Trump, I spoke to my class about the need to respect political diversity, which is part of the human condition, without falling into the trap of false equivalence, in which all political parties are considered equal. This essay “To My Undergraduate Class on the 2016 Election” is a fuller version of the lecture I delivered.
Two Princeton professors at opposing ends of the political spectrum, Robert George and Cornel West, discussed the meaning of a true liberal arts education in an AEI-sponsored discussion. You can find the video at AEI and a review of Robert George’s explanation for the silencing of conservative views in academia at Conservative Review.
Norman Uphoff, professor of government and agriculture at Cornell, reflected on his career as a heterodox professor fighting an uphill battle against a mainstream scientific community.
At Inside Higher Ed, Colleen Flaherty reviewed arguments for and against the proposition that identity liberalism is to blame for Donald Trump’s rise. One member of the pro side, Walter Benn Michaels, also had his critique of current diversity practices reviewed in the Chicago Reader.
At our blog, we published:
- Why Progressive Professors Should Join Heterodox Academy Especially Now – Jonathan Haidt
- The Birth of the Research University – Chris Martin
- Free speech is the most effective antidote to hate speech – Sean Stevens & Nick Phillips