Obama can embrace a radical like Derrick Bell — a man who has referred to black professors who do not enthusiastically embrace affirmative action as those who “look black but think white” — and no one in elite academia bats an eye. But if, on the other hand, a professor publishes a qualified defense of something Rush Limbaugh said, then all hell rains down.
This week, after he defended Limbaugh in a blog post, economics professor Steven Landsburg was publicly denounced by the president of the University of Rochester, Joel Seligman.
This is elite academia’s brand of free speech and free academic inquiry in action. It’s a double standard. It’s a one way street. Only strict adherence to leftist orthodoxy is allowed.