Reforming Our Universities: The Campaign For An Academic Bill Of Rights

Reforming Our Universities: The Campaign For An Academic Bill Of Rights

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by David Horowitz
     
 

A Modest Proposal to Fight Liberal Intolerance on College Campuses:
An Academic Bill of Rights

For far too long our colleges and universities have been allowed to ignore their chartered responsibilities to educate rather than indoctrinate.
Instead of providing a forum for the free exchange of ideas, they intimidate students into ideological

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A Modest Proposal to Fight Liberal Intolerance on College Campuses:
An Academic Bill of Rights

For far too long our colleges and universities have been allowed to ignore their chartered responsibilities to educate rather than indoctrinate.
Instead of providing a forum for the free exchange of ideas, they intimidate students into ideological submission to leftist professors; rather than pursuing meaningful research, they proselytize for radical causes.

In this important new book, New York Times bestselling author David Horowitz tells the dramatic story of his ongoing campaign for an Academic Bill of Rights to protect students who want to think for themselves and refuse to conform to radical orthodoxies.

As Horowitz shows, despite his pleas for tolerance of diverging points of view, his modest proposal that universities should respect intellectual diversity has been greeted with hateful hysteria, protests, and even violence—exposing, in the process, how thoroughly rotten, corrupt, and radical higher education has truly become.

Horowitz means to recall higher education to its better self, to become—as it once was—a place where students and teachers were not afraid to question opinions, create their own, and engage in Socratic dialogue. Horowitz remembers when the university was exactly that, and he acknowledges his own part in helping to tear it down. And now he wants to undo the damage and make our colleges and universities once again centers of learning and free
discussion.

Reforming Our Universities just might be David Horowitz's most important book.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596986374
Publisher:
Regnery Publishing
Publication date:
08/31/2010
Pages:
285
Sales rank:
1,279,898
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

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