Monday, August 04, 2003

I think it's becoming a meme 

Daniel Drezner gets a response as well on the question of whether the academy is inherently leftist. Quoting a long disputatious letter he then replies:
Two small points and one larger point in response.

Small point #1: Trust me when I say that there are not a lot of Republicans in political science departments.

Small point #2: With the exception of economics departments, I'd wager that this observation probably holds true for most departments within an arts and sciences faculty.

Large point: The e-mail is still correct. Point taken.

I'd not concede the larger point so quickly. There was a poll last year that showed even economics departments were largely Democratic. The article I mentioned then is now online. I'm sure this won't settle anything, but it's one more datum to add to the debate.