Pete Peterson ~ The Liberty Forum ~ 1-8-2019
"US Colleges: Irredeemably Leftist...Or Is There Hope?"
It's no secret that the Left dominates college campuses in the United States. And this is at all levels - administration, faculty, and students.
Administrators routinely help unhinged Leftists exercise a heckler's veto over conservative speakers - shouting them down, threatening violence, and rioting. (Nothing says "I'm fighting fascism" like punching people for disagreeing with you...)
Colleges worship diversity, but only certain types: skin color, national origin, sexual preferences. Diversity of opinion? Perish the thought.
But - there may be hope. Pete Peterson, Dean of Pepperdine University's School of Public Policy, is a leader of a growing "Viewpoint Diversity" movement that seeks to restore balance to college campuses.
Hear his ideas on how "sanity" may soon be back on the syllabus.
The following links were referenced in the video:
Heterodox Academy Website: http://HeterodoxAcademy.org
Passing on the Right (Shields & Dunn) Book: http://www.amazon.com/Passing-Right-Conservative-Professors-Progressive/dp/0199863059
The Righteous Mind (Haidt) Book: http://www.amazon.com/Righteous-Mind-Divided-Politics-Religion/dp/0307455777
Tribes & Political Correctness - Atlantic Article: http://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2018/10/large-majorities-dislike-political-correctness/572581
Pomona College Climate Survey: http://www.pomona.edu/public-dialogue/survey
Partisanship in Social Sciences/Communications Faculty NAS Study: http://www.nas.org/articles/homogenous_political_affiliations_of_elite_liberal