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

Everything is Hate Speech

Universities repeatedly deny students the opportunity to think critically and independently. The result of this suppression, as William Buckley observed, is students’ utter shock toward alternate points of view.

Bias Response Teams Narrow the Range of Thought on Campus

Bias Response Teams are reminiscent of dystopian novels like 1984. The “whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought,” as George Orwell wrote. We are witnessing the same narrowing of thought on college campuses today.

Are Tenured Faculty Exploiting Ph.D Students?

Intelligent people keep devoting many years of their lives to the quest for a Ph.D. that will merely give them an outside chance at a “good” faculty spot. One would think that such a system would have disappeared years ago, but Ph.D. programs in fields like literary criticism keep chugging along.

Frailty, Thy Name Is “FOMO”

The acceptance of words such as “micro-aggression” and “safe-space” into our vernacular only encourages the enforcement of political correctness on university campuses. This is an obvious step backward for freedom of speech and thought.

The Wrong Solution to Student Learning

Millennials consider themselves a special cohort–they have all the right opinions about justice and humanity–but when it comes down to the basics of math and verbal skills, they fall well short of their own appraisal.

PC and BS: Politicizing the Truth

Everything is politics these days, politics being the science of, among other things, achieving and maintaining power, and “truth” being mainly a slogan useful for hurling at people who would dare to put Milo Yiannopoulos on stage and hand him a mike.