1) All Minus One is Available Today!
Heterodox Academy has produced a new book based on John Stuart Mill’s famous essay On Liberty to make it accessible for the 21st century.
We invite you to download your copy for Kindle, to print and/or to read online!
2) Updates from Heterodox Academy
Coming Wednesday, 4/11: HxA’s response to the “skeptics” who claim that “there is no campus free speech crisis” (Jeffrey Sachs) or that everything we think about the political correctness debate is wrong (as Matt Yglesias put it, at Vox). Sean Stevens and Jon Haidt have analyzed many datasets and have found that there is, in fact a problem, which they illustrate with 11 graphs. Visit our homepage or Twitter and Facebook feeds tomorrow!
Research Summary: That’s Not Funny: Instrument Validation of the Concern for Political Correctness Scale, by HxA’s Sean Stevens, 4/6[From the research:] Correlational analyses suggested that concern for political correctness is associated with more liberal beliefs and ideologies and less right-wing authoritarianism. The emotion subscale was also found to be associated with lower emotional well-being and the activism subscale with more frequent arguments.
3) Publications / Items of Interest
How the Howard University Protests Hint at the Future of Campus Politics, by Adam Harris, The Atlantic, 4/6[From the article:] The students at Howard see power and want more of it. “This entire protest is dictated not by the resignation of the president,” McCollum says, “but by the ideal of student power, and letting students have a bigger voice on their university’s campus.” What’s striking—as other campuses may soon find—is not what they are asking for, but their commitment to getting it.
How Ed Schools Became a Menace, by HxA member Lyell Asher, Chronicle, 4/9 *premium article[From the op-ed:] …for many of the brave souls who graduate from ed schools and go on to teach in the nation’s K-12 public-school systems, ed-school orthodoxy will often — though not always — give way to the practical demands of classroom teaching. …But for those ed-school graduates who join the administrative ranks of a college, practical checks may be few. They often find themselves in mini-fiefdoms of like-minded administrators and student assistants whose shared political vision is regarded less as a point of view than as a point of fact. [HxA member] Amy Wax to receive award for ‘courage’ in facing the backlash of ‘speaking uncomfortable truths’, by Manlu Liu, the Daily Pennsylvanian, 4/9 [From the piece:] NAS event on Thursday, April 12: Wax will present a talk entitled “The Price of the Push for Equality of Result,” after receiving her award. The speech will apparently expand on her recent op-ed, “The University of Denial,” which was published in the Wall Street Journal in March.