Sunday, September 13, 2009
Smith, Bruce L. R., Alan Wolfe, and Mark Lilla. "Conservativism in Academe: an Exchange." CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION September 11, 2009.
In his essay, "Taking the Right Seriously," Mark Lilla argues that academe has treated conservative ideas with derision and that universities do not show interest in promoting true intellectual diversity. For responses, we turned to Bruce L.R. Smith, a visiting professor in the School of Public Policy at George Mason University, and Alan Wolfe, director of the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life and a professor of political science at Boston College. Lilla also provides a rebuttal. Follow the debate here: http://chronicle.com/article/Conservatism-in-Academe-An/48344/.