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Harrumphing Horowitz Hastens to Hawk Horrors of Hippie Headmasters

Posted in Campus, Culture, Media, Politics by Evan Lisull on 31 March 2009

David HorowitzIt seems that visiting season is upon us – in the tracks of the loquacious LochnerBernstein comes David Horowitz, the man behind the push for an ‘Academic Bill of Rights’ and ‘Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week.’ From the Facebook event:

The College Republicans are proud to host David Horowitz, a leading conservative activist and author, at the University of Arizona. Mr. Horowitz will give a talk on his new book “One-Party Classroom: How Radical Professors at America’s Top Colleges Indoctrinate Students and Undermine Our Democracy.” In his book, Mr. Horowitz devotes an entire chapter to the University of Arizona and ranks it as the 6th most liberal university in the country.


Date: Tuesday, April 7th
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Education Building Room 211

Horowitz’s choice of the University of Arizona is particularly interesting, as the UA was one of the schools he singled out in his series “Abusive Academics.” For some background on how that played out, be sure to read Garrett’s post.

Meanwhile, Connor played the title game well, but now the ball’s in the Wildcat‘s court – dare they go for the dreaded eight-point-alliteration-multiplier?


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  1. Garrett P. O'Hara said, on 1 April 2009 at 2:08 am

    I want to examine this chapter in his book. UA is liberal, but you have to give them credit for the following:

    1. I never had a professor in a subject not related to politics (math, physics, chemistry, engineering…) try to interject politics into the subject material.
    2. I never felt academically disadvantaged or unfairly graded because of my conservatism/libertarianism.
    3. I never felt like the university was going to punish me for various acts of free speech.

    Professors have the right to be liberal. Unless they’ve been discriminating against right-wing views among degree candidates or potential hires, I don’t see where he could make a reasonable attack.

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