We have seen the future, and it sucks.

The Wrong Way to Save Academia

28th November 2017

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Someone once said, “Just when you think things can’t get any worse, they don’t.” We’re supposed to think that life is self-correcting, that it’s darkest before the dawn.

That’s a comforting thought. Problem is, it encourages a false optimism, especially about our universities. Go back 50 years, and liberals outnumbered conservatives in the academy by 3 to 1. Now it’s 12 to 1. In some departments, like history, it’s 30 to 1.

So if you think things are self-righting, you might expect that we’d snap back to a 3-to-1 ratio. But that’s not going to happen.

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