Phi Beta Cons

Re: John Tierney

That seems an astonishingly candid piece for the Times. Jonathan Haidt — a “longtime liberal turned centrist” — presents his findings at an academic conference on the lack of conservatives, and “non-liberals” more generally, in academia. His provocative (for academia, of course) conclusion? There “is a statistically impossible lack of diversity.” 

And in case that’s not enough to whet your appetite, try this:

Dr. Haidt (pronounced height) told the audience that he had been corresponding with a couple of non-liberal graduate students in social psychology whose experiences reminded him of closeted gay students in the 1980s.

Read the article here.


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