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Posted on 01/30/2011 5:25:15 PM PST by Kaslin
William Irvine is a professor of philosophy at Wright State University. He is one of the most courageous and honest professors in the country. Recently, he wrote a column concerning Wright States decision to invite the Reverend Jeremiah Wright to speak on his campus. Although he disagrees with many of Reverend Wrights views, he publicly welcomed him to the campus because he believes that a university should be a marketplace of ideas. That view alone makes Irvine exceptional among todays professoriate.
Irvine calls out his university for being curiously one-sided in the speakers it brings to campus. He notes that liberal speakers are routinely invited and that ultra-liberal speakers including Wright and Angela Davis are occasionally invited. No one seems to think it strange that avowed communists and those with significant criminal backgrounds are paid to speak on campus at considerable expense to the taxpayer. But politically conservative speakers are scarce and in the case of John McCain and Sarah Palin pay for the privilege of using campus facilities.
William Irvine is the rare professor willing to confront his colleagues hypocrisy and to publicly quote their silly defenses of rigid ideological conformity. When he confronted another professor with the idea that the university should invite conservative speakers his colleague responded by asking You mean someone like Glenn Beck? This kind of reaction shows how off-center our universities have become. What educated person could consider Glen Beck to be more extreme than Angela Davis?
Another professor reacted to Irvines reasonable suggestion by saying that it wouldnt be a good idea to bring any Holocaust deniers to campus. The statement is an odd one indeed. It suggests that most conservatives refuse to accept the Holocaust as fact. I think liberal supporters of abortion are todays true Holocaust deniers.
Professor Irvine has discovered something I have also discovered about the liberal professoriate; namely, that they see no reason for debate. In their eyes, the debate is over on all the major issues of the day. Of course, in their eyes they won all the major debates. Now, the reward for winning these debates is that we can proceed into the implementation phase. Of course, professors rarely use the word implantation. They just mindlessly repeat the word diversity like catatonics in padded cells.
Professor Irvine has also discovered that suggestions of bringing people like Thomas Sowell to campus are met with one pretty serious problem: Most liberal professors have never heard of Thomas Sowell.
Many years ago I suggested that Sowell should be required reading for college students. The reaction was amazing. According to one of my left-leaning colleagues - one who actually knows who Thomas Sowell is - the students dont need to read Sowell because they were raised in conservative homes where those ideas were regularly espoused.
Notice the intellectual sleight of hand my liberal colleague employed. His argument is against intellectual diversity. The $64,000 question: Why oppose intellectual diversity? The answer: Since parents do it for eighteen years it is only fair that professors be allowed to do it for four years.
Professor Irvine has accurately identified a big problem in saying that it is now possible for students to get a college education without ever encountering a conservative professor. But the problem is even bigger than that. Most professors now believe it is desirable for students to get a college education without ever encountering a conservative professor. Their idea of liberal education is nothing more than a poorly disguised war on conservatism. This anti-conservative mindset is so entrenched that one of my liberal colleagues wants to remove the entire Cameron School of Business from UNC-Wilmington (where I teach). He explicitly stated that a school of business has no business at a liberal university. Between his puerile and antiquated lectures on Marxism he denies the existence of any liberal bias. This is the personification of self-indulgence and anti-intellectualism.
Professor William Irvine says that we do not have a fair hearing of conservative views on campus but instead liberal professors galore, who will be happy to tell you what they imagine the conservative viewpoint on various issues must be and why these viewpoints are wrongheaded. This statement is bulls-eye accurate. And his follow-up statement is brilliant: This is a pale substitute for a genuine political debate, but it is, on many campuses, what students have to settle for.
Good for him. This debate should remain focused on the shortchanged students. College is not becoming less expensive. But it is becoming less relevant.
The public challenge issued by Professor Irvine is one that every professor, conservative or liberal, should issue to his university. That challenge comes in two parts: 1) Hire at least a few conservative professors. (Im open to this idea. What better way to remedy the historical oppression of conservatives!). 2) If you cannot stomach hiring conservative professors then at least hire some conservative speakers.
Of course, todays liberal professor will agree to neither of those suggestions. He uses affirmative action to promote his self-esteem not to promote a diversity of perspectives. And he uses the word diversity only to hide his deep-seated intellectual insecurity.
Our universities are no longer committed to revealing the truth. They are committed to suppressing the truth. And among those truths is that tolerance is not the academys most enduring intellectual achievement. It is its most transparent moral weakness.
>>He uses affirmative action to promote his self-esteem not to promote a diversity of perspectives. And he uses the word diversity only to hide his deep-seated intellectual insecurity. <<
Not just insecurity. Vapidity.
Eventualy, these universities and colleges will die of their own disease. People will stop sending their children and MONEY, to places that vilify their success. The tenure system will ensure that the institutions crumble in the same way that unions destroy their own members’ jobs. A educational system that excludes any outside ideas is a box that will become an intellectual prison.......
Teachers and Preachers
These are the people teaching our children
I am only into the Bs
Political science professor at Smith College
Self-described feminist and anarchist
Luis Garden Acosta
Founder, President and CEO of El Puente, a Brooklyn community organization founded in the early 1980s
Founded a high school, the El Puente Academy for Peace and Justice
Member of the Young Lords Party, a radical and violent Puerto Rican street gang
The YLP demanded the abolition of capitalism, liberation for all third world peoples
The El Puente Academy for Peace and Justice evaluates students on their commitment to social and economic justice
Professor emeritus of Chicano studies at California State University Northridge
Supports radical group MEChA (open borders)
This is a cultural war you are living in Nazi U.S. We cant let them take us to those intellectual ovens.
the US annihilated millions of indigenous people and took half of Mexico by force
Chicanos have to get a lot more militant about defending our rights
Wrote: Occupied America: A History of Chicanos
Wrote: Sometimes there is no other side
Wrote: Anything but Mexican: Chicanos in contemporary Los Angeles
Professor of Near Eastern studies at UC Berkeley
Its a horrible tragedy. But as Americans, maybe it will make us look at ourselves. We should realize that this is happening to people other places in the world all the time Are we so arrogant as a country that we cant think what we have done for years and years to make other individuals hate us so much?
Identified a set of very specific rules that ordinary citizens could follow, and tactics that ordinary citizens could employ, as a means of gaining public power.
Created a blueprint for revolution under the banner of social change.
Two of his most notable modern-day disciples are Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.
The key to radical social change, Alinsky thought, was to turn the wrath of Americas middle class against large corporations
Billionaire Los Angeles real estate magnate
Founded the Humanitarian Law Project, a pro-communist, anti-American, human rights organization
Founder of the Los Angeles Peace Center
Born in Athens, Greece
Prominent financial sponsor of the Christic Institute, a law firm that promoted Marxist principle
He (Castro) has served his people faithfully and unselfishly and is a model for presidents to imitate.
Sits on the Board of Directors of the Office of the Americas, a non-profit organization, with Martin Sheen, Ed Asner, Jodie Evans, Noam Chomsky and Howard Zinn.
Professor of Middle East studies at Columbia University
Author of The State and Social Transformation in Tunisia and Libya, 1830-1980
Dean of Columbias School of International and Public Affairs and co-chair of Human Rights/Middle East
Professor Anderson is a fierce critic of Israel and the United States. 9/11 is response to the fact of American political power in the world, and the fact of inequitable distribution of power within the United States.
Professor of comparative literature at Columbia University
Has taken the lead in anti-Israel divestment campaigns at Columbia
Identifies good teaching with pro-Palestinian activism and dissent
Professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz
Communist and lesbian activist
Daughter of Herbert Aptheker
We should make no mistake between the kinds of diplomacy Hitlers regime engaged in during the 1930s and the kinds of diplomacy the Bush administration has engaged in.
Palestinian terrorists are anti-occupation activists.
Chief theoretician of the American Communist Party
Prolfic Communist propagandist and writer
Founded the American Institute for Marxist Studies
1967 traveled to Hanoi with Tom Hayden and Staughton Lynd
professor at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania
Professor at the University of California, the City University of New York, and the University of Santa Clara
He is dead
Adjunct professor at the Foothill College in Northern California
Believes that Jewish Nazis control U.S. government
Staff attorney for the National Prison Project
Founder of Co/Motion and the Student Action Campaign
Founder of Alliance for Justice
Taught at Georgetown and George Washington University Law Schools
Serves on the Deans Advisory Council at American Universitys Washington College of Law
Established Co-Motion, an anti-gun-ownership initiative.
Professor of Sociology at City University of New York
Indoctrinates his students with Marxist Politics
A proponent of shorter work weeks
Teaches one two-hour course each weeka seminar in Marxism
A former union organizer
Member of Democratic Socialists of America
Ran for New York Governors seat on Green Party ticket
Member of Democratic Socialists of America
Two terms as Screen Actors Guild president
Supported El Salvadoran communist guerrillas
A supporter of Moveon.org
Gun control advocate
Socialist means a thing that will curb the excesses of capitalism: the increasing wealth of the rich and decreasing wealth of the poor For me, solicarity, civil liberty, and social justice can all be summed up with three simple lettersDSA
Professor of law at the University of Pennsylvania
Believes the black community should accommodate criminal behavior and find good middle ground between straightness and more extreme forms of lawbreaking.
Her approach to teaching law rests on her belief that law is useful as a supplement to activism.
Former member of the International Solidarity Movement
Frequently speaks on college campuses about the Israeli governments brutality, of which he claims to be a living example
Working on an agricultural research program at North Carolina State University in Raleigh
Former President of National Lawyers Guild
Served in various capacities for the ACLU
Cooperating attorney with the Center for Constitutional Rights
He is a law professor and Director of the Macaronis Civil Litigation Concentration at the Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Massachusetts
Professor of Conflict Resolution at American University
A leader in the First Palestinian Intifada until Israel deported him in 1988
Palestinian armed struggle against the occupation is both morally and legally legitimate.
I am telling you loud and clear there can not be a Jewish state in the Middle East. It is impossible.
Leader of the 1960s and 70s domestic terrorist group Weatherman
Kill all the rich people Bring the revolution home. Kill your parents.
Participated in the bombings of New York Police Headquarters in 1970, of the Capitol building in 1971, and the Pentagon in 1972
Currently a professor o education at the University of Illinois
Professor of International Relations at James Madison College and Michigan State University
Aims to debunk what he describes as Westerners misconception that Islam is monolithic [and] violent
Claims that the Islamic worlds anti-Americanism is rooted not in aggression but rather in a quest for dignity
Dr. Jamal Badawi
Taught a course on Islam at Stanford University, then went on to become a professor at Saint Marys University in Halifax, Nova Scotia (Canada), in the Departments of Religious Studies and Management.
Outlined six different conditions in which a wife may properly be beaten.
Defending President Clinton on Conan OBriens show:
We would stone Henry Hyde to death and we would go to their homes and wed kill their wives and their children. We would kill their families.
Professor at Santa Rosa Junior College
Gave students an assignment to compose an e-mail message using the words kill the President.
Amiri Baraka AKA Everett Leroy Jones AKA LeRoi Jones
Very Radical racist and Third World Marxist-Leninist
Taught at the New School for Social Research in New York
The University of Buffalo
San Francisco State University
George Washington University
State University of New York at Stony Brook
David P. Barash
Professor of psychology at the University of Washington
Co-author of Peace and Conflict Studies, a text that is widely used in peace studies classes
Just another anti-American teacher
Was Vice-President of Academic Affairs and Professor of Anthropology at Wagner College
Director of Special Programs at New York University
Dean of Arts and Sciences at Manhattan College
A Globalist, she has authored:
Nations Unbound: Transnational Projects
Deterritorialized Nation States
Towards a Transnational Perspective on Migration: Race, Class, Ethnicity, and Nationalism
lecturer in the Near Eastern Studies and Ethnic Studies Departments at UC Berkeley
Taught at Berkeley
San Francisco State University
Berkeley Graduate Theological Union
Diablo Valley College
Lectured at George Washington High School in San Francisco
Were sitting here and watching the world pass by, people being bombed, and its about time that we have an intifada in this country that change fundamentally the political dynamics in here Theyre gonna say, some Palestinian being too radical-—well, you havent seen radicalism yet.
former UCLA professor
former attorney for the AFL-CIO and SEIU
Obama appointment to National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)
At first blush it might seem fair to give workers the choice to remain unrepresented Just as U.S. citizens cannot opt against having a congressman, workers should not be able to choose against having a union as their monopoly-bargaining agent.
Professor of Latin American History at Truman State University
Condemns capitalism and Americas excessive militarism.
Columbus actions, launched an era of modern colonialism, rape, pillage, genocide, cultural destruction, slavery, economic and environmental devastation.
Middle East history professor at Stanford University
Former President of Middle East Studies Association
Blames US and Israel for Middle East conflict
Influenced the education of middle and high school students through the Teachers Curriculum Institute (TCI).
Musician and actor
Aligned with communist left
Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice, traitors to African Americans
In 2006, Belafonte, Danny Glover, and Cornel West met with Hugo Chavez Were here to tell you not hundreds, not thousands, but millions of American people support your revolution.
He referred to President Bush s the greatest tyrant in the world, the greatest terrorist in the world.
Professor at New York University School of Law
Proponent of Critical Race Theory
Supporter of race preferences favoring non-whites in business and academia
Taught at Harvard University
Was dean of the University of Oregon School of Law
Taught at Stanford Law School
Director of the Urban Center for Peace Education and Research at the University of Cincinnati
Marvin Berlowitz is Professor of Educational Foundations at the University of Cincinnati (UC), and the Director of the Urban Center for Peace Education and Research — a collective of leftwing professors aiming to indoctrinate students in Marxist ideology. A committed Marxist, Berlowitz teaches that Privatization must be resisted.
Mary Frances Berry
Professor at University of Pennylvania
Admirer of Mao Zedong
Did have an administrative posts at the University of Maryland
Was Chancellor of the University of Colorado
Was professor at Harvard
July 7, 2010 recess appointment by Obama
For redistribution of wealth
Opposes free-market healthcare
Advocates rationing of care
On February 12, 2010, University of Alabama Professor Amy Bishop opened fire during a biology department meeting, killing three of her colleagues and injuring three more. As Michelle Malkin has documented, Bishop had an assault record, and students and professors had raised concerns about her mental state. She also may have murdered her brother in 1986.
A far-right professor? Nopeher political views were reportedly in line with the average academic. On February 15, the Boston Herald reported that a family source described Bishop as a far left political activist who was obsessed with President Obama to the point of being off putting. On RateMyProfessors.com, students described her as a liberal and a socialist in a comment that has apparently been since removed.
Granted, Bishop was apparently motivated by fear of losing her job, not politics, but if were going by the rationale put forth by Paul Krugman and company, whos to say the culture of hostility her fellow travelers fostered had nothing to do with her seeing Second Amendment solutions as a legitimate way to solve her problems?
Ron Bloom, our Car Czar
Generally speaking, we get the joke. We know that the free market is nonsense. We know that the whole point is to game the system, to beat the market. Or at least find someone who will pay you a lot of money, cause theyre convinced that there is a free lunch. We know this is largely about power, that its an adults-only, no-limit game. We kind of agree with Mao, that political power comes largely from the barrel of a gun.
President of Columbia University
Former President of University of Michigan Law School
Proponent of racial preferences in college admissions
Holds a chair in History and African-American Studies at the University of Virginia
Distinguished Professor at American University
Has taught at Harvard
Endorsed by the Communist Party
Participated in Communist political forums
Campaigned for Communist politicians
Republicans idea of equal rights is the American flag and the Confederate swastika flying side by side
America is a warlike nation with endemic racism, sexism and classism
An excommunicated Catholic priest
Hates America, Bush
Loves Hugo Chavez
Talks at universities and churches
Professor at the City University of New York
Featured guest speaker at the 2004 Socialist Scholars Conference
After 9/11, signed a statement blaming the U.S. for inflicting widespread suffering on innocent people in such places as Iraq, Sudan, Israel and the Occupied Territories, the former Yugoslavia and Latin America.
Former president of Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, 1988 to 2006
Former president of Princeton University
Moved Mellon Foundation left with racial preferences and environmental advocacy.
The foundation expanded its Conservation and Environment Program (CEP), which embraces the tenets of n anti-capitalist, anti-development worldview
A frequent lecturer at several New York City universities
About World War II: Britain and the United States opposed fascism only because it threatened their own control over resources and people. How could one reconcile the United States fighting in World War II for the rights of nations to independence and self determination, with its history of expansion, its 100-year war against native Indians driving them off their ancestral lands, its 250 years of enslavement of Africans, its war with Mexico, and taking almost half their lands and sending marines almost 20 times into the countries of the Caribbean? Seizing Hawaii and fighting a brutal war to subjugate the Philippines. And sending of 5,000 marines into Nicaragua in 1929. This nation could hardly claim to believe in the rights of self determination. Neither the invasion of Austria, nor Czechoslovakia nor Poland, brought the United States into armed conflict with fascism. We went to war only when our processions in Hawaii were attacked and when our navy was disabled by Japanese bombs.
Professor of International Relations at the University of Southern California
Former President of the Middle Eastern Studies Association
Former member of the Black Panthers
Highly sought-after speaker on American college campuses
Ordered the murder of Black Panther bookkeeper Betty Van Patter
It is a sensuous thing to know that at ones will, an enemy can be struck down.
You dont want your child anywhere near this man
Radical professor of American Civilization at Brown University
Former member of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS)
Former member of the Socialist Labor Party
Prominent in the Democratic Socialists of America
Board member of the Movement for a Democratic Society
Our task is to use all means available to combat the global race to the bottom; to help students, colleagues and the public understand that capitalisms much vaunted progress endangers everything we hold dear.
....my favorite professor in the early 60s had been with Patton when they crossed the Rhine....can you imagine a professor today that ever wore the uniform?
“A educational system that excludes any outside ideas is a box that will become an intellectual prison.......”
I’d like to have “return address” stickers printed with this on them to use ONLY when I write to my sister....who attended Harvard...”teaches”...and voted for barry soetoro.
You have my permission to distribute freely.......
Basically they are factories for churning out leftist ideologues, and nothing more.
Democracy is a lie... no democracy ever existed that was democratic..
Democracy is a political disease with socialism as a symptom..
Exactly why.. America is not a democracy..
Democracy is the road to socialism. -Karl Marx
Democracy is indispensable to socialism. The goal of socialism is communism. -V.I. Lenin
The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism .-Karl Marx
There is another class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs, partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs.
Booker T. Washington
“he believes that a university should be a marketplace of ideas.”
Come on! You don’t try to sell rotten meat in a market!
Yes, I read this when it came out, although I don”t know him personally.