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How Many Conservative Scholars?

October 21, 2016

For a very long time, it was common knowledge that, if you wanted to become educated, you must study with someone who is educated. To some extent, that is true also if you want to avoid become spiritually, politically, or culturally disordered by Political Correctness that dominates what Jim Piereson calls  the Left University.

Consider that there are more than 3,000 colleges and universities in the United States and many, many, scholars who teach at those institutions.

One study by George Mason University researchers found that, at most, the ratio of Democrats to Republicans in the Humanities was 8 to 1. In Sociology and Anthropology that ratio was 20 to 1.

Believe me, it gets worse.

In states dominated by Democrats–like Oregon–one of our colleagues conducted a survey of Faculty at the University of Oregon in Eugene.  He found that political diversity was absent in Departments that deal with political or cultural issues.

At the University of Oregon–with more than 22,000 students–the Departments of Economics, Political Science and Planning, Public Policy and Management had zero (0) Republican Faculty.

The remaining Departments had only three Republicans!

This link will take you to Heterodoxacademy.org which reports that “things began changing in the 1990’s as the Greatest Generation (which had a fair number of Republicans) retired and were replaced by the Baby Boom generation (which did not). …In the 15 years between 1995 and 2010 the academy went from leaning left to being almost entirely on the left.”

How many conservative scholars and writers are there today?

Well, now we know, at least, how many conservative scholars and writers are willing to sign their names to petitions for and against Donald Trump.

Scholars against Trump     Scholars for Trump

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