Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Goodbye Harvard, Goodbye Stanford and To Hell with Berleley
Academia is so deeply tainted by group think and prejudice that it is probably beyond repair. I doubt that the energy and expense necessary to attempt to open it up from within is worth it. It would be more efficient to just found alternative schools that would actually practice academic freedom, take democracy serious and teach courses and books that sustain Western principles. If a body of conservatives scholars were to join together and write a manifesto that outlined the death of learning and academic freedom, established basic policies for the founding of institutions that would eschew indoctrination for teaching and begin its founding it would be a marvelous new beginning and a PR coup. Throngs of conservative parents with money to spend are dying for such schools.