Monday, March 21, 2005
Recommended Reading: John Plecnik's Recent Work Exposing Leftist Bias in Academia
A more recent column adds to this, noting how as a rule, academic leftists cannot handle criticism. Plecnik reports how he was told in an angry email to "get a life." Others were doubtless far more abusive.
I am hoping that courses in basic logic can be used to inure students against politically correct arguments. There are sure no lack of examples, including embarrassing ones such as when the chair of the Department of Philosophy at Duke University commits an illicit conversion by implying that since "stupid people are generally conservative," "conservatives are generally stupid people" (see my article on this case).