SMH – Academic freedom: exit, far left

Whilst climate change is the most obvious example of debate being restricted or stifled in order to advance a political agenda, it is by no means the only one. An article in the SMH today exposes the left-wing “radical orthodoxy” that pervades our institutions of higher learning, and which is insidiously indoctrinating our future generations.

Pick any controversial issue today – Work Choices, anti-terror laws, Israel-Palestine, or climate change – and in academia these issues have been decided. There is only one accepted view on each – no debate is allowed.

Heaven help anyone on campus, academic or student, who dares to question what [academic] Dr Mervyn Bendle calls a “radical orthodoxy”, characterised by “theories associated with neo-Marxism, postmodernism, feminism, radical environmentalism, anti-Americanism, anti-Christianity, and related ideologies”.

Many Australian educators are activists masquerading as academics, agitating for radical far-left causes well outside, and profoundly hostile to, the values of mainstream Australia.

Read it all here.

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