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Indoctrination U: The Left's War Against Academic Freedom

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In dramatic commentary, Indoctrination U. unveils the intellectual corruption of American universities by faculty activists who have turned America's classrooms into indoctrination centers for their political causes. It describes how academic radicals with little regard for professional standards or the pluralistic foundations of American society have created an ...more
Hardcover, 175 pages
Published February 6th 2007 by Encounter Books
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Manuel B
Good book. Kind of anecdotal.

Horowitz writes about the aftermath of his Academic Freedom campaign and its effects. He explains why courses must be taught in a non-partisan and non-sectarian to seed the minds of new students into critical thought and the pursuit of knowledge in an independent fashion.

One of the more interesting facts, I got from this book is that there are many academics teaching in courses they are not qualified to teach. How these teachers found themselves teaching and writing
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Josh
Dec 18, 2008 Josh rated it it was ok
This book fails to address one major component of academic freedom. The Indigenous perspective is widely undermined in the world of academnics and this book fails to incorporate the collective wisdom Indigenous peoples possess and its important place in academia. The backbone of this book has a political foundation, and offers little to the argument of educational freedom, especially for Indigenous peoples.
Theresa
Aug 03, 2013 Theresa rated it did not like it
I wanted to like this book because I agree the university is a place where students should be free to learn the facts and hear all points of view. However, after putting down the left for attacking him instead of the cause, Horowitz proceeds to do the same to his attackers. I was hoping to read about how we can have free discourse in the classroom. Instead I got a list of people who don't like him and why they are bad.
Brian Olson
Jun 26, 2008 Brian Olson rated it liked it
I'm familiar with his work - universities bad, here's why, leftists taking over the classroom. I am sure this is full of egregious examples of left-wing bias and censorship, but I couldn't find time to finish it.
Moses Operandi
Mar 01, 2008 Moses Operandi rated it liked it
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This was excellent and entirely true. I almost wish Horowitz was a Democrat, because being a Conservative apparently disqualifies you from credibility in today's Academia.
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My sister sent me this book for my birthday. I just started it. It is good so far......I have finished this now. I liked it. There are other books I liked better on this subject but still good.
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David Joel Horowitz is currently an American conservative writer & policy advocate. He's founder & current president of the David Horowitz Freedom Center & edits FrontPage Magazine.

Horowitz was raised by parents who were members of the Communist Party USA. Between 1956 and 1975, Horowitz was an outspoken adherent of the New Left before rejecting Leftism completely. Horowitz has recoun
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