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February 18, 2021+Team HxA

Episode 3: Monopolized By None: The Crisis of Academic Freedom Has No Party

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In Episode Three of Heterodox Out Loud, we bring you pieces by authors Madeleine Kearns and Ian Storey that illustrate how, in academia, ideological intolerance is actually not monopolized by any particular party. Aggressive intolerance towards diverse viewpoints has led to what Kearns calls a "campus culture" and Storey labels "a toxic ecosystem"  of greater polarization, self-censorship among students and professors, and firings of individuals across the political spectrum.

Article One: “Political Firings of Left-Leaning Faculty - Academic Freedom is Not a Partisan Issue” written by Ian Story, an Associate Fellow at the Hannah Arendt Center for Politics & Humanities at Bard College.

Article Two: “The Problems of Campus Culture: Presumption and Self-Censorship” written by Madeleine Kearns, a staff writer at National Review.

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