Tag: National Association of Scholars

Don’t Know Much About History: Colleges Teach U.S. History with Politics Left Out (Is that Good or Bad?) »

The good news from the NAS study of American history survey courses: if Hayek was right, then American college graduates–the next generation–will learn a lot about racial oppression, class, and gender (all from a left-wing perspective) but precious little about State Power. Forget what you think of State Power (force for good or source of evil). Americans will know NOTHING. I’ll venture they know nothing already. . .

What do readers think? Is it better that Americans know little about history? Is it better than having them learn Zinn-style history on issues unrelated to race, class, gender?

Tunnel of Oppression: Communist Theme Park »

Over at my academic freedom blog, I posted news of a Communist Theme Park in Lithuania. On college campuses, there is a “tunnel of oppression” movement to teach young people how awful this country has been to just about everyone. Here is a link to my blog:  Communist Theme Park @ Yahoo! Video Link...
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“I am Woman”: Sharia is OK with Me »

Surprise, surprise: multicultural dogma and concern for “the Other” have seeped from college campuses to the highest corridors of power (again). To wit: The first veiled female appointee in the White House, Dalia Mogahed, member of the Presidential Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Mogahed recently appeared on an Islamic television show in...
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Champions of Freedom: NAS and FIRE Meet in Washington, D.C. »

If there are two organizations responsible for keeping the torch of academic freedom alive, they are the National Association of Scholars and FIRE (Foundation for Individual Rights in Education). The leaders of FIRE will be among the speakers at the NAS conference in Washington, DC 9-11 January 2009. Click here for more information. The NAS membership includes...
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“Diversity” versus Freedom: The Tragic Case of Southern Illinois University »

In the early 1990s, I entered academia when the “diversity machine” was cranking up. Today, it is completely out of control: religious freedom, racial freedom, free speech and a free press are all at risk. The courts struck down the “speech codes” but they reemerged under the cover of “sexual harassment policy.” My own...
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The Academic Gulag: Are You Politically Correct, Comrade Professor? »

Years ago, I predicted that colleges would write commitment to “social justice,” “diversity,” etc., into mission statements and then make it part of their job descriptions. I never imagined they would get so brazenly specific in their interrogation of candidates. And then to put it on their web site for all to see! Little...
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