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One-Party Classroom: How Radical Professors at America's Top Colleges Indoctrinate Students and Undermine Our Democracy

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“David Horowitz has single-handedly exposed the intellectual corruption that exists within the classrooms of American colleges. Like all forms of corruption, indoctrination flourishes when kept in the dark. Here, Horowitz turns on the bright lights to expose what has become profoundly wrong with our colleges and universities. We are all in his debt.”

–Ward Connerly, former regent, University of California

David Horowitz and coauthor Jacob Laksin take us inside twelve major universities where radical agendas have been institutionalized and scholarly standards abandoned. The schools they examine are not the easily avoided bottom of the barrel. Rather, they are an all-too-representative sampling of American higher education today.

Horowitz and Laksin have conducted the first comprehensive, in-depth, multiyear investigation of what is being taught in colleges and universities across the country–public to private, from large state schools to elite Ivy League institutions. They have systematically scrutinized course catalogs, reading lists, professors’ biographies, scholarly records, and the first-person testimonies of students, administrators, and faculty. Citing more than 150 specific courses, they reveal how academic standards have been violated and demonstrate beyond dispute that systematic indoctrination in radical politics is now an integral part of the liberal arts curriculum of America’s colleges. The extreme ideological cant that today’s students are being fed includes:

• Promoting Marxist approaches as keys to understanding human societies–with no mention of the bloody legacy of these doctrines and total collapse in the real world of the societies they created

• Instilling the idea that racism, brutally enforced by a “white male patriarchy” to oppress people of color and other marginalized groups, has been the organizing principle of American society throughout its history and into the present

• Requiring students to believe that gender is not a biological characteristic but a socially created aspect of human behavior designed by men to oppress women

• Persuading students that America and Israel are “imperialistic” and “racist” states and that the latter has no more right to exist than the South African regime in the days of apartheid

In page after shocking page, Horowitz and Laksin demonstrate that America’s colleges and universities are platforms for a virulent orthodoxy that threatens academic ideals and academic freedom. In place of scholarship and the dispassionate pursuit of truth that have long been the hallmarks of higher learning, the new militancy embraces activist zealotry and ideological fervor. In disturbingly large segments of today’s universities, students are no longer taught how to think but are told what to think.

Synopsis:

A professor's job is not to tell students what to think; it is to help them to think carefully, critically, and for themselves. There is a legitimate place for the catechist, the preacher, the social activist, and the community organizer; but

Table of Contents

An academic tragedy — White Devils: Duke University — Ward Churchill U: University of Colorado — Uptown Madrassa: Columbia University — Breaking the rules: Penn State University — Radical degrees: University of Texas — Ideology under the sun: University of Arizona — School of inverted values: Arizona State University — Temple of conformity: Temple University — Mobilize U: Miami University (Ohio) — Politically correct U: University of Missouri — Trojan radicalism: University of Southern California — The worst school in America: University of California, Santa Cruz — The end of the university as we know it.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307452566
Subtitle:
How Radical Professors at America's Top Colleges Indoctrinate Students and Undermine Our Democracy
Publisher:
Crown Forum
Author:
Laksin, Jacob
Author:
Horowitz, David
Author:
Horowitz David
Author:
Jacob Laksin
Subject:
Education : Evaluation
Subject:
Evaluation
Subject:
Universities and colleges
Subject:
Education, higher
Subject:
Higher
Subject:
Philosophy & Social Aspects
Subject:
Education, Higher -- Political aspects.
Subject:
Education-General
Subject:
Education-Higher Education
Subject:
Politics-United States Culture
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Edition Description:
Praise For One-Party Classroom Book jacket.
Publication Date:
20090310
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
321

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Education » Classroom Resources
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Education » Higher Education
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