Dec 202015

Or so asserts George Will in his latest column. In it he makes note of the intellectual desert that many campuses have become, but flags a few places where at least the speech codes have been loosened. As to the title of his linked article:

Higher education is increasingly a house divided. In the sciences and even the humanities, actual scholars maintain the high standards of their noble calling. But in the humanities, especially, and elsewhere, faux scholars representing specious disciplines exploit academia as a jobs program for otherwise unemployable propagandists hostile to freedom of expression.

A pity he did not have the space to unpack an important difference between the speech codes (which govern, or not, what people can say on campus) and the courses (which are the approved conduits of delivering liberal enlightenment.)

 Posted by at 7:44 am on December 20, 2015