Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Political Liberals Need Not Apply
Yesterday the Wall Street Journal ran a story about the University of Colorado at Boulder's search for the right professor to fill its newly established endowed chair of Conservative Thought and Policy. University Chancellor G.P. "Bud" Peterson explained that the goal of diversity means more than courses in gay, Chicano and feminist theory. "We should also talk about intellectual diversity." To that end, the university is raising $9 million for a chaired professorship that will pay the right rightie $200,000 per year.
Columnist George Will's name has been floating over Boulder as a possible candidate. Will's reaction: "Like Margaret Mead among the Samoans, they're planning to study conservatives. That's hilarious."