September 29, 2003


So you’re a bright young conservative at university. What should you do? Keep your mouth shut:

The most common advice conservative students get is to keep their views in the closet. Will Inboden was working on a master's degree in U.S. history at Yale when a liberal professor pulled him aside after class and said: "You're one of the best students I've got, and you could have an outstanding career. But I have to caution you: hiring committees are loath to hire political conservatives. You've got to be really quiet."

Thus is dissent stifled.

UPDATE. Some people aren’t keeping quiet. They have since been silenced.

Posted by Tim Blair at September 29, 2003 02:28 AM

In the Orwellian doublespeak world of American Universities, “Diversity” means only one opinion is allowed, and no white males need apply.

Posted by: perfectsense at September 29, 2003 at 06:06 AM

It is disgraceful that the NYT has become so pathetically doctrinaire that it can't see a huge national story there, eg, Ivy League courses closed to contrary thinkers; or Left is your only right if you want to teach.

Posted by: slatts at September 29, 2003 at 12:22 PM

Tim, are you a conservative? If so, how do you reconcile your support of 'regime change' with conservatism?

I can't see anything conservative about revolution. And neither could Edmund Burke.

Posted by: ab at September 29, 2003 at 06:57 PM