ELLIOT LAKE News

Tim Murray

Once upon a time, a university could be described as an island oasis of free inquiry in a societal sea of intolerance. But in an age when cultural diversity has come at the cost of intellectual diversity, and ethnic harmony trumps free speech, the reverse is more true. You are likely to find more scope for dissenting opinions in a bar room debate, than in these academic boot camps for political correctness.

Journalism schools are among the worst.

Carleton University‘s School of Journalism (Ottawa, Ontario), for example, to use a friend’s characterization — seems little more than a farm team for the CBC.

It would be a feat of immeasurable character for a young man or woman to enter this, or any other Canadian university with an independent mind, run the gauntlet of four years of PC indoctrination and then emerge with an…

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