Friday, August 05, 2011
The Orwellian Bias of Freedom from Bias
Robert Martin hates bias. In this Inside Higher Ed column, he hates it so much that he demands it by endorsing a call for affirmative action in hiring conservative professors. This is the Orwellian nature of his call for freedom from bias. It's really just a demand to suppress political speech he doesn't like (i.e., bias) and favor the speech he likes. The "post-partisan" university is really a "post-academic freedom" institution, one where repression in the name of public opinion is welcomed.