Academic Freedom or Political Indoctrination?

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Liberal professors dominate college life and indoctrinate students with leftist ideology. So goes the argument for an "Academic Bill of Rights" to guarantee a diversity of ideas in the classroom. At least 16 states are considering legislation being pushed by conservative activist David Horowitz, who has raised big money for President Bush, and opposed by the Association of University Professors. Would the so-called "Bill of Rights" promote academic freedom or undermine it by creating an atmosphere of censorship and intimidation? We hear from Horowitz himself as well as from academics, legislators and students at two campuses with different viewpoints.
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New York Times article on possible recess appointment for Bolton

Academic Bill of Rights

AAUP on academic freedom and tenure

Fahrenheit 911

Time magazine article on Porter Goss, bin Laden



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