Wednesday, December 08, 2004

Further to the Prevalence of Liberals in Universities

The Economist joins debate on how lack of diversity among academics in universities is a bad thing. While the argument is fair I would re-postulate that the lack of diversity should be first addressed by finding out how and where the conservative academics are hiding. I would guess a few have taken residence at places like Heritage and the American Enterprise Institute but surely that is not the bulk of them. Next would be to look into the matter of discrimination against conservative professors and how (or if) this is affecting the diversity of opinions and quality of free expression in universities.

Currently reading:

"Hell" by Yasutaka Tsutsui