Phi Beta Cons

Free Exchange’s ‘Manufactured Controversy’

In this week’s Pope Center Clarion Call, I take a look at a paper claiming that all the “attacks” from “the right” on higher education are meant to discredit it and pave the way for a “conservative” take-over.

The paper is a screed, of a piece with the attempts we have been seeing by the authoritarian leftist establishment to demonize all criticism of the Obama regime by painting it as “racist” or “angry” or “lying.”

George Leef is the the director of editorial content at the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal.