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The right-wing demand for balance also deploys the idea that conservative students are relentlessly harassed, intimidated, or unfairly graded because of their political views, despite their growing presence on college campuses and the generous financial support they receive from over a dozen conservative institutions. One place where such examples of alleged discrimination can be found is on the Web site of Horowitz’s SAF, whose credo is “You can’t get a good education if they’re only telling you half the story” (n.
Lions Gate, 2004. Field, Kelly. ” Chronicle of Higher Education 12 Jan. 2007: A35. Finkin, et al. Freedom in the Classroom (From AAUP Committee A, Reports and Statements, 2007). Academic Freedom and Intellectual Activism in the Post9/11 University. Ed. Edward J. Carvalho. Spec. 1/4 (2008–09): 31–43. Fish, Stanley. ” New York Times Online 25 May 2008. 31 Mar. 8ty&emc=ty>. ———. ” Chronicle of Higher Education Online 1 Apr. 2005. 19 Mar. com/article/On-Balance/44890/>. Furuhashi, Yoshie. ” Critical Montages.
As Stanley Fish has argued, “balance” is a flawed concept and should be understood as a political tactic rather than an academic value (“On Balance” n. ). The appeal to balance is designed to do more than get conservatives teaching in English departments, promote intellectual diversity, or protect conservative students from the horrors of left-wing indoctrination: its deeper purpose is to monitor pedagogical exchange through government intervention, calling into question the viability of academic integrity and undermining the university as a public sphere that educates students as critically engaged and responsible citizens in the larger global context.