Stanley Kurtz

AUDIO: Stanley Kurtz Discusses Intellectual Diversity on Campus on First Things Podcast

EPPC Senior Fellow Stanley Kurtz appeared on the First Things podcast to discuss free speech on the college campus, academic freedom, and why a “Campus Intellectual Diversity Act” is a good idea.

Fossil Fuel Divestment versus Institutional Neutrality: A North Carolina Test Case

Institutional neutrality means that universities should avoid taking official political stands at the institutional level, such as divestment from fossil fuels, since such actions tend to pressure faculty and students holding contrary views into silence. This is particularly true for public universities such as the University of North Carolina Asheville, for they belong to every citizen of the state.

Fix Free Speech or No Higher-Ed Act Reauthorization

All indications are that Congressional Republicans have decided against including free-speech protections in the coming reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, in significant part because House Democrats are refusing to go along. That has got to change.

A Turning Point in the Campus Free-Speech Crisis

A growing confrontation at the University of Arizona is a rare case where student disruptors are facing real consequences for their actions. Yet if the growing rebellion by anti-free-speech students and faculty at UA gets its way, it would be a disaster for free speech, and would mark a new and dangerous turn in America’s campus crisis.

The Politics and Policy of Trump’s Campus Free-Speech Order

President Trump’s decision to issue an executive order protecting freedom of speech on America’s college campuses marks an inflection point in a decades-long struggle over the direction of the American academy.

Trump’s Campus Free-Speech Order and Our Cold Civil War

Having proven for decades that it will not — and cannot — protect our fundamental freedoms, the academy has left us no choice but to set things right with the blunt instrument of federal intervention.

The Campus Intellectual Diversity Act: A Proposal

Knowledge advances through debate, yet our universities are dominated by an intellectual monoculture, while public-policy debates common to society at large are scarcely to be found in the halls of the academy. This problem can be addressed in a way that respects academic freedom.

The Story Behind That Anti-Trump Textbook

The most underappreciated political story of our time is the changing content of K-12 textbooks in history, civics, social studies, and related subjects.

AUDIO: Stanley Kurtz on Marxist A.P. History Books

EPPC’s Stanley Kurtz joined Seth Leibsohn on May Day to discuss the politically correct—and frankly Marxist—textbooks that Advanced Placement U.S. History students are reading in classrooms across America.

The Campus Free-Speech Crisis Is Real, and Clemson’s Got It

Some commentators have argued that the so-called campus free-speech crisis rests on a series of isolated shout-down anecdotes and that these anecdotes are contradicted by opinion surveys showing broad student support for free speech. But a look at the past twelve years of “anecdotes” from Clemson University shows the crisis is very real. And if the campus free-speech crisis is alive at Clemson, it’s likely far more widely spread.