I interviewed political scientist and HxA member Sam Abrams about his research on the distribution of liberal and conservative professors across American regions, the heterodoxy of the think tank world, using Norm Ornstein’s books for undergraduate classes, and the centrism of first-year students.
At the Stanford Review, two students make the case for (actually) dangerous ideas on campus in light of the announcement that an interdisciplinary seminar on (allegedly) dangerous ideas was being offered.
In what appears to be a first in hiring practices, the creative agency 72andSunny is explicitly looking for ideological diversity. The co-founder and chief creative officer Glenn Cole says that 72andSunny is “on the brink of having clients request to have someone on the team that represents ideological differences as well as creative differences.”
NPR interviewed Greg Lukianoff about the state of free speech on college campuses. Lukianoff is the head of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE).
On the HxA blog, Jonathan Haidt wrote about The Blasphemy Case Against Bret Weinstein and its Four Lessons for Professors, and Jeremy Willinger compiled commencement speeches in which viewpoint diversity was a theme. Guest blogger Joe Chatham traces our current political condition to the realignment in 1968.