Thursday, August 11, 2005

Smell the fear 

Someone on campus posted to our announce list yesterday
s STrib story about FACT
that PowerLine mentioned last night. "Consider ourselves forewarned," the poster cried.

Forewarned of what? The article intones at the start, "Liberal professors, gird for battle."

FACT is offering a site called Intellectual Takeout, that will give students access to arguments on both sides of the issue. Its intent was to equip students with access to research materials, organized by subject, with which they could prepare for classroom discussions on things from economics to history to philosophy. Here's an example, discussing minimum wages. It's written as something for students who are center-right or hard right to use as rebuttal of talking points for supporters of the minimum wage.

And that, somehow, worries the academy.