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Posted at 6:27 PM on Friday, April 14, 2006 by David Horowitz
Wet behind the ears and vacant in between

Eighteen years ago, The Dartmouth Review was under attack by the Darthmouth Admministration, the press and every leftist in sight. I organized a teach-in to defend the review and flew up with Peter Collier, Michael Medved and a fourth individual I forget now to mount a defense of the embattled scribes. Now that I'm under a similar attack from the identical forces, the Dartmouth Review has repaid my service by joining the wolfpack ("Horowitz Misses The Point Again"). It's hard to take seriously such an empty-headed screed and it's not the first time some conservative has lobbed a verbal grenade in my direction, but it is dispiriting to come up against illiteracy like this:.  

"To call David Horowitz’s The Professors a polemic would be at best disingenuous, for at no point in his work does Horowitz present an actual argument. With the exception of his all-too-brief introduction and conclusion (which happen to be simple rehashings of the same old cry of too many crazy liberals in academia) that seemingly exist only for context, there is no thesis. "

The all-too brief introduction and conclusion is actually 15,000 words and for those versed in the English language it explains what's wrong with our universities, how they've changed, why they've changed, how the hiring process is controlled by the left, how programs fields and departments have been transformed into ideological enterprises, why this violates existing university policies and why administrators can't get their rogue faculties in line. The only thing it doesn't say is that there are "too many crazy liberals in academia."


David Horowitz is the founder of The David Horowitz Freedom Center and author of the new book, One Party Classroom.


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