Sunday, February 06, 2005

(F) Little Churchills

Nice turnabout on "little Eichmanns" by Malcolm A. Kline of, Accuracy in Academia's "online news service in which we document and publicize political bias in education. Our articles focus on three issues: the exploitation of the classroom or university resources to indoctrinate students; discrimination against students, faculty or administrators based on political or academic beliefs; and campus violations of free speech." Here's the article re professors who supposedly have made statements equivalent to Churchill's. Apparently if you suggest that others besides Americans suffer pain and anguish when their loved ones die, that's equivalent to the "little Eichmanns" remark.

Oh, and "accuracy in academia" involves remembering the "sensibilities" of those who pay the taxes that support higher education. That might be politic, but a prerequisite for accurate?

Oh, and it would help me be more "accurate" in my opinions if I were to lobby university administrators to get ROTC onto more college campuses. (On both points, see the end of this article.)

Oh, and this is (needless to say) not a nonpartisan group dedicated to accuracy in academia on the part of all who have a voice, but rather a group organized to "battle political correctness and further the conservative movement."

Lastly--big surprise--nowhere on this site are there criteria by which one may distinguish legitimate non-conservative opinion from abuses of free speech. I'm guessing that's not an issue CRO cares to parse. Nor are there reports on professors who serve as models of vigorous but fair-minded exchange. Nor advice about how students can think critically for themselves. Nor-- ah jeez: let's face it, these guys want to indoctrinate students as badly as anyone on the Left, just in a different way.

But ya gotta love the "little Churchills" thing.

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