Rex Murphy: Lindsay Shepherd incident is simply one bubble in a boiling caldron

The real problem is the collapse in the understanding of the university and what education is

Nov 25, 2017
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Rex Murphy is following the lead of academics such as Jordan Peterson in citing the influence of Cultural Marxism in academia.  He is entirely correct in his diagnosis, as I have argued here.  In his words:

‘This is not some one-off incident, but rather an egregious illustration that some humanities courses at all universities (mainly with the tag “studies”) function not as educative undertakings, but as commitments to a narrow, predestined ideological viewpoint. That such studies are enclosed universes of fixed thought, or intellectual predisposition. That wedding any course to a pre-chosen political goal — social justice, identity studies, oppression studies, feminism — turns it into a sophisticated vehicle of indoctrination and propaganda. Such courses inculcate doctrines, disoblige inquiry, abhor dissent, and are the reverse of an educational exercise.”

Read the full article in the National Post

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