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Nick Confessore "My friend Jonathan Chait has an absolute must-read column ... about the liberal slant of academia ... A preview: A few weeks ago, a

Nick Confessore

"My friend Jonathan Chait has an absolute must-read column ... about the liberal slant of academia ... A preview: A few weeks ago, a pair of studies found that Democrats vastly outnumbered Republicans among professors at leading universities. Conservatives gleefully seized upon this to once again flagellate academia for its liberal bias. Am I the only person who fails to understand why conservatives see this finding as vindication? After all, these studies show that some of the best-educated, most-informed people in the country overwhelmingly reject the GOP. Why is this seen as an indictment of academia, rather than as an indictment of the Republican Party?"

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