College Care Pack

backpack1Do you have any friends or family members in college, or who are getting ready to apply to college? If so, then consider sending them a link to this page — Heterodox Academy’s “College Care Pack.”

Bringing the right attitude — including a spirit of curiosity about other perspectives, and humility about one’s own knowledge — will help promote viewpoint diversity and enable students to get the most out of college.



  • “He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them. But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion.” –John Stuart Mill


1) How Brown University lost its way (13 minutes). For an overview of the new moral culture that has overtaken many of America’s elite schools, start with this 13 minute documentary by Brown alumnus Rob Montz.

2) Coddle U. vs. Strengthen U. (32 minutes). By Jonathan Haidt.
Shows how the steps taken by many universities to protect students end up
harming them. (Here’s a blog post giving the background.)

3) Two incompatible sacred values in American Universities (66 minutes), By Jonathan Haidt.
A full explanation of the trends pulling many universities away from the pursuit of truth.
(Here’s a blog post that summarizes the talk.)

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