Cathy Young on Liberal Intolerance and the Firing of Naomi Schaefer Riley


There is much handwringing today, both from liberals and disaffected conservatives, about the deplorable intellectual climate on the right: blinkered ideology, disdain for facts, demonization of opponents. Sure enough, such behavior is depressingly common. But does the left behave differently when its sacred cows are being gored? For a stark reminder that "liberal intolerance" is real, writes Cathy Young, look at the brouhaha over Naomi Schaefer Riley's ejection from the Chronicle of Higher Education blog, Brainstorm, after she criticized the left-wing bias currently prevalent in black studies doctoral programs.