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|NUMBER 246||THE NEWSPAPER OF EDUCATION RIGHTS||JULY 2006|
David Horowitz's latest book, The Professors: The 101 Most Dangerous Academics in America, reveals the radicalism that professors are imposing on college students today. He estimates there are 30,000 radical academics who look upon the 3 million students now attending college as targets for brainwashing. These professors are not merely leftwing, but have "unrelenting malice" against the "country that has given them the great privileges and freedoms they enjoy."
The 101 radical professors represent every imaginable form of Marxism, radical Islamism, and sexual deviancy. One edits a Marxist magazine, another considers the collapse of the Soviet empire to be a setback for human progress, and another still thinks that the traitor Alger Hiss and the Rosenberg spies who betrayed our atomic secrets to the Russians were innocent.
These leftwing professors regularly inject their political agendas and biases into their classroom teaching. They teach subjects outside their professional qualifications for the purpose of political propaganda. They make ethnically disparaging remarks directed at whites, Christians, and Jews. They have abandoned all pretense of teaching scholarly courses. The misuse of the freshman writing course is common at many universities, where assignments are regularly organized around feminism, radical environmentalism, and radical perspectives on race.
When asked what is the typical ideological profile of the 101 professors in his book, Horowitz replied: "A professor who believes the terrorists are freedom fighters and America is the Great Satan. They all believe in some version of Marxism, though they call it feminism, post-structuralism, post-modernism. They believe private property is evil. War is caused by corporations and American generals. America is an oppressive, racist, homophobic, imperialist society and the reason we are being attacked is because of what we do to other people."
Horowitz says that his book should scare the wits out of any parent whose child is enrolled in a U.S. college or university . He says that more than 90% of the professors profiled in this book have attained tenure rank, an indication that their academic work is approved by their peers. Tenure status also means that these leftwing professors can decide who will be hired and given tenure in the future.
The problems revealed in Horowitz's book are widespread in every type of university. College students should be forewarned of what faces them on campuses today.