The Professors: The 101 Most Dangerous Academics in America

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Bestselling author David Horowitz reveals a shocking and perverse culture of academics who are poisoning the minds of today's college students. The Professors is a wake-up call to all those who assume that a college education is sans hatred of America and the American military and support for America's terrorist enemies.
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Overview

Bestselling author David Horowitz reveals a shocking and perverse culture of academics who are poisoning the minds of today's college students. The Professors is a wake-up call to all those who assume that a college education is sans hatred of America and the American military and support for America's terrorist enemies.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596985254
  • Publisher: Regnery Publishing, Inc., An Eagle Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 8/28/2007
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 1,449,499
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : trials of the intellect in the post-modern academy
1 One hundred and one professors 1
2 Why administrators fail to maintain academic standards 365
3 The representative nature of the professors profiled in this volume 373
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2006

    As a college student, I can relate

    After coming across Horowitz's book I finally have something I can relate with. As a college student in liberal New JErsey, I have on way too many occasions seen my teachers hold their agendas above the education they are suppose to be teaching. While politics play a large role in society and the world, hearing about the slanted liberal idealogies of these professors in classes where your suppose to learn math or english is ridicules. While I'd love to believe this is thru my own narrow experiences, its disheartening to hear from others throughout colleges in NYC and NJ find this liberal slant that for the inexperienced college student can shape their entire political opinion. For many others It comes down to straigh lying and saying what pleases their teacher in the classroom. These professors use their pedastool to shape the minds of the college age America in hopes of spreading their twisted idealogy. While much of my resentment lies in the fact of conflicting beliefs, hearing student bodies consistently ninety percent liberal complain on numerous occasions solidifies why it is objectively wrong. Many other points made in horowitz's book seem quite accurate as well. My only guess for why one may find his book weak is from prejudgements by liberals or from others who apparently haven't stepped onto a college campus recently.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2006

    Outstanding.

    Mr. Horowitz has a tendency to cut to the chase and leave less intellectually honest reviewers in the dust gasping for a way to justify the only way they can fight back (a poor review). If one wants to have a reasonable background in the plague of liberal drivel that endangers free thought in our society, consider this to be a vital part of your war chest.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2006

    Professors: The 101 Most Dangerous Academics in America

    American Universities and Colleges are in the strangle hold of leftist revisonists who are working night and day to gut the real American story from schools and replace it with apologistic garbage. Their only aim is to destroy the Democracy which encourages honest interchange, not propogandistic garbage put out by Michael Moore and Moveon.org. Very enlightening book and a must read for anyone who has not fallen over to the dark side.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2006

    A Most Welcome Wake-up Call

    A well-written description of the academic scene by the author with a liberal/marxist background. It helps ease my outrage from when I went through state colleges & universities in the 80's as a conservative, married woman and graduated believing that I would not be heard if I spoke out. So, I hope America listens to David Horowitz.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2006

    Professors: The 101 Most Dangerous Academics in America

    This book should be utilized as a yardstick against which all tenure track educators must be measured. It is a scathing indictment of the insidious teaching practices of leftist, America hating instructors that college students must deal with or be failed.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2006

    BOOK OF TRUTH

    IAM SO THANKFUL THAT DAVID HOROWITZ WROTE THIS VERY DETAILED AND WELL RESEARCHED BOOK 'THE PROFESSORS' I LIVE IN TAMPA FLA AND I THINK THIS PUBLICATION OPENED ALOT OF PEOPLES EYES TO SAMI ALARIAN AND HIS QUESTIANABLE ACTIVITIES . THERE ALOT OF GOOD PROFESSORS OUT THERE BUT THERE ARE ALSO ALOT OF BAD ONES AND THEY NEED TO BE EXPOSED SO THEY ARE GIVING GOOD TEACHERS A BAD NAME. THIS IS A WONDERFUL BOOK THAT SHOWS RADICAL PROFESSORS ARE TRYING TO INFLUENCE THERE STUDENTS WITH AN AGENDA INSTEAD OF CLASSROOM ACTIVITYS. THIS BOOK REALLY OPENED MY EYES ESPICALLY AFTER ONE OF THE PROFESSORS MENCHIONED IN THIS BOOK WAS IN MY HOMETOWN!!!!!!!!!!!!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2006

    Book is ridiculous

    My professor is one of them...we all laughed in class when we found out about this. This is sooooo ridiculous. David Horowitz is the danger because he is instituting hate crimes...now you'll have people that want to 'defend their country' and these harmless intellectuals will be accused of nothing else than stupid ideas of this Horowitz guy.

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2006

    Liberal Education

    Parents if you dont want you kids to have a diverse education, and have the same sytematic dogma their entire life, then this book is for you! This is a black list plan and simple of high quality professors that are though less off because their on the left. You all should be ashamed!

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2006

    Not worth your time or money

    I recently saw David Horowitz giving a talk about his book, The Professors, at Duke University while watching C-SPAN. Most of his discussion of his own ideas were unorganized (just all over the place), incoherent, and illogical. His arguments, if you could even call them that, were full of logical fallacies. During his lecture he talked about the insistence for 'civil discourse,' but he himself was anything but civil, particularly when audience members challenged his ideas. Perhaps this stemmed from the fact that he seemed unable to intellectually or cogently defend his own feeble ideas. Horowitz, at best, showed himself as a man of hypocrisies. For example, he criticized some professors whom he labeled 'left-wing' for engaging in 'name-calling ' yet, he aggressively defended Anne Coulter's recent name-calling of Arabs and Muslims. I guess for Horowitz name-calling is ok depending on who's the target. Furthermore, he criticized some professors (a very small number in reality) who fail to publish academically, whether that be in the form of books or scholarly articles in peer-reviewed journals. Yet, readers will notice that Horowitz isn¿t really qualified to speak on this subject none of his books are published by serious academic publishers and he clearly isn¿t trying to reach out to a serious scholarly audience. And no wonder there is after all, nothing scholarly, intellectual, or carefully crafted in Horowitz¿s ideas. If you are looking for garbage, garbage you will get with Horowitz's writing. There are at least a few people on the 'right' who can articulate an argument, but Horowitz isn't one of them. Ranting and raving can never substitute for real intellectual discourse, the kind Horowitz himself claims is needed on the subject of 'radical' professors with political agendas. His lecture at Duke University was revealing in one respect: most of the students (young men and women) who addressed questions to him were far more articulate than himself and were far less prone to the type of emotional outbursts that Horowitz allowed himself to succumb to. Also, his so-called 'arguments' would have been far more convincing if he had demonstrated that he is really interested in examining the appropriateness of professors who advance their own political ideas in the classroom and not in simply eradicating dissent or unpopular ideas altogether. There are just as many ¿right-wing¿ radicals on university campuses in the United States as there are ¿left-wing¿ radicals, but all of Horowitz¿s anxiety seems centered around the latter rather than the former. Apparently, he has erroneously concluded that the radicals on the ¿left¿ are more dangerous than those on the ¿right,¿ though evidence abounds which would suggest otherwise. (One only has to look around at all the religious fanatics and neo-Nazis, who identify with the ¿right,¿ to realize this.) Not surprising, Horowitz also operates under several false premises. For example, he assumes that students today are being indoctrinated with radical ideas because their college classrooms are suffused with politics. In doing so, he argues that prior to the 1960s, classrooms were free of politics, but this simply wasn¿t the case. Politics were present even then, just a different type of politics with a different message and different agenda were at work at that time. Horowitz, with all his flawed thinking, conflates the need for discussing the issue of politics and activism in the classroom with an advocating of Orwellian type ¿Thought Police¿ to censor ideas he and his comrades don¿t like. Clearly, Horowitz isn¿t worried about ¿dangerous professors¿ but about how to terminate ideas that differ from his own. Readers will start to see the irony here. Universities, after all, are places where all kinds of ideas are opened up, not closed down. While it is hard to take Horowitz¿s hate-filled diatribes seriously, one has to be alarmed at his attacks on professors, e

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2006

    Unconvinced

    I found Mr Horowitz's book a disappointment. His arguments were truncated, his examples incomplete. Many of his footnotes were based on hearsay. I have read some works by Mr Horowitz that were well written and supported by factual evidence. This book was niether.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2006

    Hate and reaction have a name

    This deplorable book engages in the character assassination of some of the U.S.' finest scholars. If we were to follow the auteur's recommendations in how we define scholarship and inquiry, we WILL be emulating the Iranian mullahs. Don't waste your time.

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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