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The American Prospect: "‘Liberal’ Campuses, Conservative Media, and the First Amendment"


Last summer, a Gallup poll found that 67 percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning individuals have only “some” or “very little” confidence in colleges and universities. Their chief complaint: Institutions of higher education are “too liberal and political” and “don’t allow students to think for themselves and are pushing their own agenda.” It’s an article of faith among many conservatives that most of the agents of higher education—administrators, faculty, and students—are politically correct automatons and that campus conservatives are besieged truth tellers. Case after case after case of liberal intolerance is presented as evidence of entrenched anti-intellectual, anti-conservative dogma.


Read more: https://prospect.org/article/%E2%80%98liberal%E2%80%99-campuses-conservative-media-and-first-amendment

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