Education

Affirmative Action for Ideology? Bad Idea

Political leanings play little role in what professors do.

Can you spot the leftie bias in this professor's work?

Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

The American Enterprise Institute is a think tank that generally favors free markets. The organization's president, Arthur Brooks, recently took to the pages of the New York Times to warn that the marketplace for intellectual ideas is badly failing and needs to be corrected from the outside. Conformity and ideological groupthink, Brooks warns, are stifling intellectual inquiry throughout much of American academia:

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