A common claim from the Left is that middle class conservatives are “lackeys” or “wanna be” dupes beholden to super-rich overlords who are using them. In fact, the opposite is true. It is the policies of the Left which have regarded opportunities for those with low-incomes.
The current president of the AAUP, Cary Nelson, is also a well-known political activist, author of Manifesto of a Tenured Radical. During a debate at a conference in 2007, Professor Nelson said: “You cannot take politics out of my classroom anymore than you can take it out of life. It’s [...]