Anyone surprised by this headline? Apparently David Horowitz still is. He's got a new book to provide all the evidence that Dinesh D'Souza and other right wing academics who are heavily funded by corporate America haven't yet gotten around to mentioning.
There were 2 things striking in Horowitz's latest op-ed in the LA Times today. First, he claims that academics in 1984 were evenly mixed between liberals and conservatives (which he contrasts to more recent data which shows a huge liberal bias). So were all the people writing about liberal bias in academia back in the 1980s (the first wave of attacks on "political correctness") actually wrong? And if so, where was Horowitz when all the right wingers were apparently incorrect in their findings? As a man of truth, he should have said "nay". I'm disappointed.
Second, he claims that employees of Harvard and the University of California were leading benefactors of Kerry and Dean in 2004. My guess is that Kerry and Dean would be happy to trade the money from all the lefty academics for some of the cash Horowitz and George Bush get from corporate America.
Let me end by saying that I have no doubt Horowitz is correct about a liberal bias in certain parts of academia. As are the UCLA conservative alumni who have made up a list of "radical" professors there. My question is how, given the massive Orwelian power of the academic community, did we end up with Republicans running everything? Someone has screwed up somewhere.