- Hardcover: 336 pages
- Publisher: Crown Forum; First edition (March 10 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0307452557
- ISBN-13: 978-0307452559
- Product Dimensions: 16.2 x 3.1 x 24.2 cm
- Shipping Weight: 522 g
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One-Party Classroom: How Radical Professors at America's Top Colleges Indoctrinate Students and Undermine Our Democracy Hardcover – Mar 10 2009
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“A professor’s job is not to tell students what to think; it is to help them to think carefully, critically, and for themselves. There is a legitimate place for the catechist, the preacher, the social activist, and the community organizer; but that place is not the university classroom. Professors who seek to indoctrinate their students violate a sacred trust. They should be forcefully challenged and publicly held to account. In One-Party Classroom, David Horowitz does just that. The book should provoke a discussion of the ethics of classroom instruction that is long overdue.”
—Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the James Madison Program
in American Ideals and Institutions, Princeton University
“Definitive proof that, whether they succeed or not, thousands of professors go to work every day with the intention of indoctrinating their students in their personal political prejudices.”
—Candace de Russy, former trustee, State University of New York
“One-Party Classroom shows how far American universities have drifted from academic principles. The politicized courses described here are indeed among the worst cases. What is truly shocking is the unwillingness of university authorities to do anything about them.”
—Stephen H. Balch, founder and president, National Association of Scholars
“Reveals how political activists masquerading as academics dominate our liberal arts colleges. Regents and trustees need to become engaged in this important battle to restore academic rigor, standards, and accountability to our institutions of higher learning.”
—Tom Lucero, regent, University of Colorado
“There is not a university leader in this country who would not be better for confronting the well-reported case studies in David Horowitz’s book.”
—Frederick Mohs, former trustee, University of Wisconsin
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We need to read this book to understand what is current at universities. Some universities now permit illegal aliens to register and pay the same as do instate students. The reason is that universities accept the Soros approach of a new world order with no national boundaries.
Universities should focus on rational thought, and reject funding that encourages irrationality.
The same is true for high schools. Teachers need to understand how students think, and build from there using the basic principles. See Teaching and Helping Students Think and Do Better: Things to Help Students Think and To Do Better in School and In Life.
In summary, our educational systems are losing the primary focus on rationality.
This book discusses how the American College system has been taken over by 1960's radicals. It doesn't say so in so many words, but the Vietnam War sent many war protestors into higher education in order to stay out of the military. Many of them are still there but they are now tenured faculty members.
The authors examine several colleges and university curriculums to illustrate how the classes have become politically correct and radical to the point that millions of students are being trained to revolt against all the existing American Institutions. The typical liberal arts degree has been diluted and corrupted to the point that the degree is almost worthless. Millions of Americans are mortgaging their homes and futures in order to send their children into the arms of radical revolutionary college professors with agendas that don't have teaching critical thinking anywhere on them. The authors point out how "Critical Thinking" is currently a code word for Marxism at most colleges and universities. That is the kind of critical thinking too many institutions of higher learning are teaching. A harmless sounding college course called "'Asian Americans in Film and Video' is in fact an attack on American society, which is presented as racist in its treatment of Asian-American. American racism is the common theme of virtually all the texts and films featured in the course."
In that same class, "Students are also required to read `The Joy F**k Club: Prolegomenon to an Asian American Porno Practice."
One University of CA course for "Feminist Methods of Teaching" is taught by Professor Bettina Aptheker. "Aptheker has described her teaching philosophy as a`revolutionary praxis,' a Marxist term of art for political organizing."
Parents looking to send their high school graduates to a good college might want to carefully read this book and avoid some of the institutions of higher learning that have been turned into factories for radicals and community and street mob organizers or as Lenin and Stalin called such people, "Useful Idiots." A good trade school might be a much better use of tuition money? At least the students are taught a useful trade instead of how to attack and destroy the American economic, political and judicial systems.
While reading this tome the truthfulness of it is obvious because the reader will suddenly be able to answer questions that have previously occurred to them, but not seemed worth investigating in detail. How is it that a college as well known and respected as Boston College invites an unrepentant terrorist from the Weathermen Underground to speak on its campus? In order to reach campus, William Ayers will have to drive through Brighton, MA where members of his Weathermen Underground Terrorist Organization murdered a policeman. Why does the college public broadcasting radio station have a staff many of whom use their disc jockey function to preach hate for the USA? Shocked at one such program, I stopped listening to that station in utter disgust. I sent a protest letter about that particularly offensive program I'd heard to the radio station director as well as the president of the college neither of whom bothered to reply.
As one reads the pages of this expose of American Higher Education, or as in my case, reads in on their Kindle, the truth of it rings loud and clear. One more word of warning, this book will probably depress the reader, but it will also open their eyes and provide answers to many puzzles that may have occurred to them, but were simply dismissed as aberrations. They weren't aberrations; they were examples of how so many of our college campuses have been totally radicalized with unrepentant enemies of the American Way of Life. Reader Beware! Prepare to have your eyes and mind opened. And you might want to investigate potential colleges with your newly opened eyes checking on the politics and political agenda of the institution.