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The way to crush the middle class is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation. – Vladimir Lenin

Professor gives assignement to write an essay undermining Sarah Palin… for a literature class..

Posted by iusbvision on September 19, 2009

The left wing bias at public universities is so extrenched that Marxism is often taught as the only academic truth. While in the standard liberal arts curriculum Aristotle, Socrates, Francis bacon, Edmund Burke, Cicero, Adam Smith, Thomas Aquinas go almost completely uncovered; advocates for Marx like central control of our lives such as Karl Marx, Judith Butler, C.Wright Mills, Max Weber, and Antonio Gramsci get covered over and over again.

The bias is not that subtle either as most lessons and events start out with idea that the far left premise is true. The bias is usually not as  bold and in your face as the following video, but this inceident does not surprise me at all.

Politicizing non political subjects is very common, both in the curriculum and in the text books where professors who write them often include their own social and political opinions and present them as academic truth.

I just took the required non-majors biology lab class last semester and on one of the first homework assignments included a question on a politically charged John Holdren like piece on population control from the text. Of course none of the horror stories about what would happen if we did not have global central control over the economy and human reproduction came true, but that does not stop textbooks and professors from pushing the narrative as fact. I wrote a page long essay about how those theories have been debunked by history and I attacked the appropriateness of such a political narrative in a biology class. The instructor, who was a professor candidate looking for full-time work, seemed to learn her lesson and never posed a question like that again in class. Good for her.

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