I loved Free Exchange on Campus’s response to ACTA’s excellent new report (thank you, Jane and George, for pointing it out). By sheer coincidence FEC has not only called ACTA’s report a “manufactured controversy,” FEC itself has put out a new report called . . . “Manufactured Controversy.”
In a post last week, I discussed the FEC report in the context of campus litigation, but I suppose it is sometimes useful to go farther afield — to point out the overwhelming evidence that our campuses are ideological monocultures, hostile to conservatives (especially conservative Christians), and full of professors that are highly likely to force their politics down students’ throats. Students leave these campuses significantly liberalized on social issues and much less likely to maintain traditional religious practices.
Of course, this occurs in an alcohol-soaked environment dominated by speech codes and other unconstitutional policies. Students sometimes graduate with less civic knowledge than they had when they entered, and college costs are increasing at a rate far exceeding cost increases in medical care, the consumer price index, or increases in family income.
But I suppose all of those things are a distraction from the “real issues,” whatever they may be.