Commentary: The problem on campus is not an excess of liberalism

June 27, 2023 1 min read

Miles Smith
Washington Examiner

Excerpt: For the past half-century, college life in the U.S. has become less free for students and professors. Faculty and staff have become more socially sectarian. Authentic debate has been stultified. Requirements to recite the new educational litany created by post-liberals have been enacted

Not every college has acceded to programmatic and iconoclastic leftism, but it is enough of a force that a relatively liberal institution like Princeton is debating removing a campus statue of John Witherspoon — one of its intellectual titans who helped reconcile religion with liberal values.

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