Why Are University Faculties So Liberal?

John Tierney looks for answers:

I am in debt to liberal scholars across America. After I wrote about the leftward tilt on campus, they sent me treatises explaining that the shortage of conservatives on faculties is not a result of bias. Professors helpfully offered other theories why conservatives do not grace the halls of academe:

1 Conservatives do not value knowledge for its own sake.

2 Conservatives do not care about the social good.

3 Conservatives are too greedy to work for professors’ wages.

4 Conservatives are too dumb to get tenure.

I’ve studied these theories as best I could (for a conservative), but somehow I can’t shake the notion that there just might be some bias on campus.

One antidote is Intellectual Takeout, founded by our good friends at the Center of the American Experiment. Send the link to a college student you know!


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