The Politically Correct University
Problems, Scope, and Reforms

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"Political correctness is one of the primary enemies of freedom of thought in higher education today, undermining our ability to acquire, transmit, and process knowledge. Political correctness limits the variation of ideas by an ideologically driven concern for hue rather than view. This volume is not simply another rant; there are good data here, along with well-crafted, hard-to-ignore logical interpretations and arguments. It is the sort of work that those who adhere to idea-limiting notions of the university will try to trivialize. That alone should make it important reading."

--Michael Schwartz, president emeritus, Kent State University and Cleveland State University

"Half a century ago, universities were the institutions characterized by vibrant free inquiry and free speech. Today something close to the opposite is the case. The Politically Correct University shows how the universities' quest for 'diversity' has produced in too many departments a stifling uniformity of thought. Required reading for those who want American universities to eschew political correctness."

--Michael Barone, resident fellow, American Enterprise Institute


Robert Maranto is the 21st Century Chair in Leadership in the department of education reform at the University of Arkansas.

Richard E. Redding is an associate dean and professor of law at Chapman University School of Law.

Frederick M. Hess is resident scholar and director of education policy studies at AEI.

Contributors: John Agresto, Stephen H. Balch, Hank Brown, Paul A. Cantor, James W. Ceaser, John B. Cooney, Victor Davis Hanson, Frederick M. Hess, April Kelly-Woessner, Daniel B. Klein, S. Robert Lichter, Robert Maranto, John McWhorter, Anne D. Neal, William O'Donohue, James Piereson, Michael B. Poliakoff, Richard E. Redding, Stanley Rothman, Charlotta Stern, Matther Woessner, Peter Wood

 

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