(From Forbes.com):

By Thomas K. Lindsay

Until recently, virtually all of us thought that our universities were intellectually vibrant arenas. We thought that higher education institutions presented history’s great, competing ideas, scrutinized each, and thereby prepared students for the attainment of the highest form of freedom—intellectual freedom, freedom from unexamined assumptions. We thought that higher education was and should be the one place freest of mere partisanship and ideology. We thought that it was the one place where truth by itself was a sufficient defense, and that our universities’ quest for truth required and thus justified academic freedom. We thought that higher education continued to define itself in reference to Socrates’ famous maxim, “The unexamined life is not worth living for a human being.”

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