From Heterodox Academy:
- Teaching Heterodoxy: How Lying to My Students Helps Them Find Their Voice and Pursue Truth, by HxA member Jim Lemoine
- Oxford’s Junk Science on Fake News, a piece in American Conservative by HxA Research Associate Nick Phillips
- The Limits of Viewpoint Diversity, by HxA Research Associate Nick Phillips
Elsewhere on the Web:
- Speech, Interrupted, by Scott Jaschik, InsideHigherEd
The incident at Lewis & Clark comes at a time when higher education continues to discuss whether colleges are tolerant of all ideas and visiting speakers, and especially ideas voiced by those who go against the grain of widely shared views on campuses.
- When Two Tribes Go To War, by Stuart Reges, Quillette
The university was understandably concerned about potential problems when the College Republicans invited a group called Patriot Prayer to speak at a rally on Red Square (so named, as legend has it, primarily for the red brick tile but also perhaps a nod to political leanings on campus).
- Understanding Student Mobbists, by David Brooks, New York Times
Some people I admire see today’s student mobbism as an outbreak of an ersatz religion, but I’d say their theory of social change is at least comprehensible given the era they inhabit.
- When Smug Liberals Met Conservative Trolls, by Katherine Mangu-Ward, The New York Times
One of the primary reactions to this new framing of the political debate has been exactly what you’d expect: Many sane, self-respecting people no longer want anything to do with either side.
- Classroom Is Not the Public Sphere, Panel Says, Kenzo Okazaki, The Middlebury Campus
Three professors from Harvard and New York universities held a discussion on Feb. 21 addressing the importance of debate on college campuses. The talk, called “Building a Robust Public Sphere,” is part of the “Critical Conversations” series, which was created in 2017 to discuss issues relating to freedom of speech and inclusivity.
- Free Speech and the First Amendment, an interview with HxA member Allen Guelzo, C-SPAN
Free Speech and the First Amendment Author and historian Allen Guelzo gave a lecture on free speech and the First Amendment. He discussed student protests against invited speakers to college campuses and warned against activists who he said aim to silence political speech by redefining it as “culture”.
- Conservative Professors Say They’re Alone In A Sea Of Liberals, an interview with HxA member Joshua Dunn, Colorado Public Radio
Joshua Dunn, a self-described conservative professor at CU’s Colorado Springs campus, talks with Colorado Matters about how he views CU’s Conservative Scholar program and what conservative scholars on American college campuses experience in general. He’s the author of, Passing on the Right: Conservative Professors in the Progressive University.
- New Book by HxA members Bradley Campbell and Jason Manning: The Rise of Victimhood Culture: Microaggressions, Safe Spaces, and the New Culture Wars
The Rise of Victimhood Culture offers a framework for understanding recent moral conflicts at U.S. universities, which have bled into society at large. These are not the familiar clashes between liberals and conservatives or the religious and the secular: instead, they are clashes between a new moral culture―victimhood culture―and a more traditional culture of dignity.
- Schansberg: You Might Be a Partisan if…, Eric Schansberg, Indiana Policy Review
Everyone seems to agree that partisanship is increasingly prevalent and toxic. But few people seem to see themselves as part of the problem. One aspect of partisanship can be a troubling lack of objectivity and empathy — and, even, blindness. So, how would we know if we’re partisans?