Alan Charles Kors|
Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania, co-author (with Harvey Silvergate) of The Shadow University: The Betrayal of Liberty on America's Campuses
|Universities have become the enemy of a free society.|
from The Shadow University: The Betrayal of Liberty on America's Campuses (with Harvey A. Silvergate)
|Combatants in the culture wars of today’s contemporary universities generally focus on issues of curriculum and scholarship, and critics of these prevailing practices have a great deal to target: a so-called multiculturalism that generally is merely a celebration of the cultural Left, wherever it is found; the spread of a pedagogy that seeks disciples rather than critically minded inquirers; the elevation by literary studies of pathology into high theory; the degradation of whole fields of the humanities and social sciences into tendentious 'oppression studies'; and scholarship in which one no longer can distinguish between parody and the real thing.|
Oct. 05, 1998 - from his essay "The Betrayal of Liberty on America’s Campuses"