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Thomas K. Lindsay, Ph.D., Editor in Chief and Director, Center for Higher Education, Texas Public Policy Foundation

The Closing of the American Mind: 30 Years Ago

No one, least of all Bloom himself, expected it to attract much attention. But that it did – and more. For it became a phenomenon. In fact, for nearly a year, it was the talk of the land, and it sold like hotcakes. Bloom, who had always lived beyond his means, soon found it almost impossible to do so.

Conservative Voices and Views Are Being Silenced

“American universities seem committed to every kind of diversity except intellectual diversity. Conservative voices and views are being silenced entirely.” — Fareed Zakaria

Universities, Free Speech, and the Rise of the Spit-Viper Left

Disruptions and attacks come almost entirely from an emergent Spit-Viper Left, drawn from a motley collection of campus grievance groups that are angry, uninformed, anti-intellectual and uniformly illiberal in their attitudes and beliefs.

The Cowards of Academia

A handful of academics at a handful of universities have signed statements on behalf of allowing “diverse” views to be heard at the university. These statements are worthless.

The Dangers of Echo Chambers on Campus

When students inhabit liberal bubbles, they’re not learning much about their own country. To be fully educated, students should encounter not only Plato, but also Republicans.