Harvey Mansfield — The Left on Campus

Ivy League institutions as well as most colleges and universities in America today

lean categorically to the left. Why? If academia cares so much about ethnic and gender diversity, why does it overlook intellectual diversity? Harvey Mansfield responds.

He also defends his position that conservatism is closer to the mission of the university than liberalism and asserts that conservatives are more tolerant than liberals. Finally, he describes why “sensitivity” on campus and in American culture is a type of soft despotism.

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