Young: Can scholarship and politics be untangled?

March 11, 2013

A quarter-century ago, the groves of academe became a battlefield.Several books, notably Allan Bloom's 1987 best-seller, "The Closing of the American Mind," charged that the American university had been hijacked by left-wing radicals who had jettisoned the pursuit of knowledge for social causes. Student activists rebelled against a curriculum filled with works by "dead white males." Stories circulated of professors and students penalized for dissenting from politically correct dogma on race, ethnicity and gender...

Schools: Columbia University