For far too long our colleges and universities have been allowed to ignore their chartered responsibilities to educate rather than indoctrinate. Instead of providing a forum for the free exchange of ideas, they intimidate students into ideological submission to leftist professors; rather than pursuing meaningful research, they proselytize for radical causes.
In this important new book, New York Times bestselling author David Horowitz tells the dramatic story of his ongoing campaign for an Academic Bill of Rights to protect students who want to think for themselves and refuse to conform to radical orthodoxies. Horowitz means to recall higher education to its better self, to become - as it once was - a place where students and teachers were not afraid to question opinions, create their own, and engage in Socratic dialogue. Horowitz remembers when the university was exactly that, and he acknowledges his own part in helping to tear it down. And now he wants to undo the damage and make our colleges and universities once again centers of learning and free discussion. Reforming Our Universities just might be David Horowitz's most important book.
"No one has been more important to the cause of Academic Freedom in America than David Horowitz. Reforming Our Universities is the story of how a small group of determined people, armed with the truth, can stand up to powerful, entrenched interests and make a difference." —Newt Gingrich