FIRE – Krugman on Political Bias in the Academy

April 5, 2005

The FIRE’s Torch has a post on Paul Krugman’s latest column on political bias at colleges and universities.  The post notes several good points made by Krugman, and also includes what I believe to be a reasonable statement about political discourse:

I disagree with Krugman where I disagree with many political commentators: they dismiss the other side entirely and ascribe pernicious motivations to why the other side might even be concerned with those issues, rather than entertain the possibility their opponents’ concerns might be sincere or have some grain of truth. I never assume the moral purity of either side of an argument, but I do attempt, sometimes unsuccessfully, to see their points.

Would that everyone made this effort.

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