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A Conservative Social-Justice Syllabus

Over at Inside Higher Ed, the former president of Haverford recounts his experience teaching a class in social justice at Harvard. When making up his reading list, he ended up skewing to the left, because, he says, “As one might predict, scholarly writing is tilted towards the liberal and it is difficult to find serious work from rightward perspectives.”

What about Hayek’s “The Mirage of Social Justice”? Or Irving Kristol’s “What Is ‘Social Justice’”? Or the recent National Assocation of Scholars study of social-work curricula? One may disagree with these arguments, but they are serious. At the Inside Higher Ed site, we should (respectfully) submit some other examples in the comment roll.


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