Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The Professor's Guild

One cultural fulcrum of our modern society is the role of a college education. I think everyone has been exposed to the narratives that college professors are too liberal, too politically correct and restrict the "academic freedom" of their students in support of some overarching left wing conspiracy. Additionally, there is the seething anti-intellectualism that pervades our popular culture. Further examine the sociological statistics (lamented by individuals like DADvocate) that demonstrate a significantly lower number of men going on to attend or finish college - and the factors that contribute to that low number.

Over the years, we have discussed many of these issues on this site, so I thought some of you may find this review of The Marketplace of Ideas by Louis Menand to be an interesting read. I know I will be going to find this book in the near future.


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