Sort of like ignoring the reality that institutions of higher learning are at the forefront of suspension of fundamental rights, such as freedom of speech and due process?
A couple things on this. For one, you and I both have very different views on freedom of speech, and I very much respect your opinion on the matter even though I disagree. Having said that however, and given that universities and colleges typically have their own definitions of students rights... I'm not sure what that has to do with a general trust in education? I guess what I'm going after here is a sense whereby an education is a detriment instead of a good thing.
Or ignoring the fact that these same institutions of higher learning are promoting policies from one side and not another?
I would say quite heavily the opposite, especially in business schools I've experienced both up here and down there at HBS and Duke. All of those, almost uniformly, have been very heavily conservative and very right leaning from this centrist's perspective. Especially Harvard! I'm viewed as quite conservative by my more left leaning friends, my wife included, but I was floored by how big business, old money, and conservative viewpoints are baked into business school culture.
Now, a liberal arts college, or liberal faculties are very different. At one time I had a double major in English Lit and Philosophy, for example... and yes very much those are hotbeds of ultra-liberal or even libertarian thinking. However, when I switched to math and science, I found the opposite. And Business even more so.
Look...we all see what we want to see.
Nothing in what I quoted from you is necessarily wrong.
But it only addresses part of the equation...which is the part in which YOU wish to see change...just like 2ntnuf wants to see change from Antifa...just like I believe conservatism and libertarianism is spectacularly underrepresented in academia...and so on...and so on...
My experience is above, but libertarianism in it's original form is quite present in the arts community. It was originally a socialist movement associated with Marxism focused on social freedoms that had very little to do with conservatism. In fact, the original purpose of libertarianism was to abolish capitalism, so it's very funny that it's viewed as ultra-right-wing now. They (the liberal arts schools or faculties) basically do not believe in government intervention into anything from a personal perspective. However, they also don't believe (generally) in big business, or capitalism, either. My experience has been that there is a general disbelief that you somehow need to figure out how to feed yourself.
In the math/science/business arenas however, you get quite the opposite. Unrestrained capitalism is generally good (the financial aspect of libertarianism), but that social libertarianism is bad (because that approaches randomness, which is bad for markets and difficult for structured math and science thinking). But they are highly conservative, believe me.
However, one should strive to be objective enough to see the entire picture, as opposed to the part of the picture that supports our own pre-conceived notions.
Ain't cognitive bias a mother ****er?
Partisanship. It will be the downfall of our nation.
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Totally agree here. I'm still struggling to understand the anti-education and anti-science sentiment, however. It seems quite a backward view.