"As the academy grows more stridently left wing, conservatives respond with calls for ideological affirmative action for schools to hire more right-thinking faculty so students encounter intellectual diversity. This is a seductively alluring scheme, and thanks to wealthy donors, it is proliferating.
It is an ill-advised and ultimately anti-intellectual strategy, even in the unlikely event that it succeeds. The academy can not be, nor should it be, an intellectual version of Noah’s Ark. Sadly, this conservative version of 'inclusion' mimics the Left’s subordination of truth to ideology," - Robert Weissberg at The Corner.
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