By Gordon E. Finley, Ph.D.
To comprehensively understand the future direction of Higher Education in America, one must go beyond the issue of free speech and dive deeply into the underlying political and ideological dynamics driving Higher Education today.
Heather E. Heying’s brilliantly articulate and well written essay at The Wall Street Journal: “First, They Came for the Biologists –The postmodernist left on campus is intolerant not only of opposing views, but of science itself”
This is a must read for all citizens who care about higher education, science and a society governed by the mind and reasoned policy rather than by racist mobs.
Tragically, today there is no evidence that American colleges and universities can right themselves from within. Increasingly, it has become clear that the forces needed to return colleges and universities to their formerly highly valued role in delivering enlightenment, knowledge, and critical thinking must come from elsewhere.
Although written for a national audience, Heather E. Heying’s article — along with a plethora of other pieces — has local implications. It has become clear that Evergreen State College has gone over the edge and represents a clear and present danger to the citizens of the State of Washington as well as the rest of the nation.
Will Washington’s Democratic Governor, Jay Robert Inslee, accept personal responsibility and shutter Evergreen State? Or, should he consider another line of work?
Gordon E. Finley, Ph.D. is Emeritus Professor of Psychology at Florida International University in Miami.
Ms. Heying is a former biology professor at Evergreen State College in Olympia, Wash.