Academics And Politics

NYTimes Paul Krugman tries to explain how academia really hasn’t gone further to the left. Instead, critics have gone further to the right.

He might actually be correct. During the Reagan years, the GOP stopped its slide into progressivism.

Krugman writes in the NYTimes:

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4 thoughts on “Academics And Politics”

  1. When academia in general rejects the principles upon which the institutions they work in were founded, while those on the “right” can still point to the documents that state those principles for all time and use those standards as the measure by which everything is measured then of course those who are exploring the bounds of sanity and rationality will assert that the right is going farther right.
    When you insist that you and your opinions are the center of the universe, everyone who is holding fast to a fixed set of values will appear to be getting farther away.
    The problem is the congenital mis-perception of the real world by liberals and their self conceit in believing that they are somehow at the center upon which the whole universe revolves. Notions that were rejected by rational thinkers centuries ago.

  2. There is absolutely nothing to the left of Krugman. That’s why he thinks everything is “Right Wing”.

  3. I suspect the ‘Liberal-Conservative’ metric used for the latter chart is measured using the legendary ‘rubber ruler’.

  4. I doubt that Krugman could pour pee out of a boot, even if the instructions were printed on the heel.

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