I got quoted here in a piece entitled, Students at ultra-right Harding University planned a conference on poverty, but school administrators had other ideas by Alexander Zaitchik.
Alex noted my blog post entitled, Dear ASI of Harding University. In this post, I pointed to the hypocrisy of ideology. How can an institution profess to teach free thinking when in essence, it promotes a sense of conformity? Alex quoted me when I wrote this a year ago: “The role of the academy is to promote discourse, not to indoctrinate students with only one point of view. Why do conservative schools feel they must espouse conservatism to the point of anti-intellectualism?”
I am not sure I would characterize Harding as being ultra-right, but it is a very conservative institution. Though I do not think Harding is a fascist school…as noted by Alex’s ultra-right reference, there are a number of students and faculty members who would disagree with me.