Originally Posted by savafan
What is truly laughable is liberal college professors forcing their views on students on college campuses all across this country. You can't disagree with their views if you want to pass the class.
I majored in political science, specialized in Middle Eastern Studies. We had two very prominant faculty members, one a Palestinian scholar and the other a former Nixon aide and well respected jewish professor. These guys defined the word "biased", but after having taken their classes I never once felt that my grade depended on my views. Why? Because I understood that they were intellectuals, who valued the strength of one's argument over the position taken. I never feared crossing their political bows because I knew they would judge me on my ability to make a point and not on whether I agreed with their world view. Each of them was very hard on their students, those who were in their camp and those who weren't. They demanded deep thinking and probing analysis rather than slogans and rhetoric. What you wrote didn't matter to them as much as the work you had put into it; they were trying to get us all ready for our careers.
I have read a few articles about liberal professors shoving their ideology down students' throats, failing them when they disagree and I always reflect upon my time in college when fellow students said the same thing about these two professors, one a right wing conservative and the other a former PLO advisor.