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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The Battles in the Academic Asylum as fought by David Horowitz...and local watchdogs

Here's an article from one of my favorite writers, Robin of Berkeley from American Thinker, writing about David Horowitz. I agree with Robin, he is a fearless modern day Paul Revere:

One of Horowitz's burning passions is restoring sanity to our schools. For years, he's launched a virtual one-man campaign to expose the extreme left-wing bias among university professors. Horowitz figured out early on what the radicals were doing: earning their Ph.D.s, infiltrating the universities, and brainwashing students into radical ideology. With tenure-for-life academic positions, the radicals then brought like-minded professors into the fold and shut out conservatives.

Robin talks about David's zeal in exposing the left progressives' agenda in higher education. As she writes in American Thinker:

he has made it his life's mission to expose the Left's extreme agenda. Like a modern-day prophet, Horowitz forecast that a Shadow Party, masterminded by George Soros, would seize control over the Democratic Party.

We posted about Horowitz' fortuitous email I received which provided the answer to the question I posed in a previous blog, when and why is the State Department involved in education? Horowitz detailed the donors to the Clinton Foundation and their stated progressive left goals:

Clinton Foundation donors Peter Lewis, Bren Simon, and George Soros are also members of the Democracy Alliance, the nonprofit that would create a permanent political infrastructure of nonprofits, think tanks, media outlets, leadership schools, and activist groups—a kind of “vast left-wing conspiracy” to compete with the conservative movement.

Read the entire article at American Thinker. I'll leave you with the last paragraph:

Horowitz is a warrior, a real man, not the feminized kind that our universities spawn. He sticks his neck out for women treated as subhuman under radical Islam, and for college students, who are pressured and bullied. He's an unwavering, tenacious voice of sanity in the academic asylum.

If Horowitz can almost singlehandedly take on higher education, make it your resolve to watch your schools on the local and state level. The academic asylum is not limited to higher education any longer. It's even at the kindergarten level.

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