Boston’s Chris Sweeney appeared on Fox News with Tucker Carlson Wednesday night to talk about why the dominance of liberal professors on New England college campuses (they outnumber conservatives England 28-1!) is bad for everyone.
“It really undermines the whole purpose of a college education,” Sweeney said in the interview. “You’re supposed to be exposed to conflicting viewpoints to learn how the wold works, and as one of my sources said, ‘The real world is not full of progressives.’ So when students are coming out of college and they’re going into the workplace or whatever the next step is, you have to wonder whether they’re actually prepared to step out of that bubble into the real world.”
Carlson, a graduate of Hartford’s Trinity College, has first-hand experience with New England professors. And he says the ratio of liberal educators to conservative ones in the region sounds like it makes college a lot more homogenous, and a lot less “fun.”
“It doesn’t sound very fun anyway,” Carlson said. “I know I wouldn’t want to be around all people who agreed with me on everything. I mean that really would be kind of like looking in the mirror all day, and what’s the fun in that?”
Given the political proclivities of Bostonians—and not just those in our storied classrooms—Carlson asked Sweeney whether his story elicited a wave of angry reactions. “Did anyone egg your car?”
Nope, said Sweeney.
“It’s a lot of old-school liberals saying this is a major problem. I have gotten a few nasty emails, but I was shocked at the number of people who have emailed us or written us, saying, ‘I am a bleeding-heart liberal, I’m 70 years old, and I am shocked to hear this.”
He wrote about the issue for our January edition. Read the story here.
While you’re here, perhaps we can interest you in some further reading from Sweeney, who was named 2016’s Writer of the Year by the City and Regional Magazine Association:
Then I talked to some of the world’s best scientists about what it means to grow old.
The Charles and the Mystic, two of America’s most historic waterways, are located just miles apart. Why did one flourish while the other suffered?
He expected doctors to perform a miracle. When they couldn’t, he sought revenge at the Brigham. Are hospitals the new front line in the escalating battle between patients and healthcare?
On the road, down the bottle, and across the border with Boston’s greatest competitive bagpipe band.
After 25 years of fighting a losing war on drugs, Gloucester Police Chief Leonard Campanello finally had enough. To save lives, he took matters into his own hands.
According to the FTC, Alex Guerrero faked being a doctor and claimed his products could cure cancer and concussions. These days, Guerrero’s business partner is the greatest quarterback of all time.
Boston’s KJ Seung has chased one of history’s most prolific killers across the globe, from Peru to Lesotho to North Korea. Can he change how the world treats tuberculosis?
More than a decade ago, Ocean Spray’s Randy Papadellis rescued the industry by turning the world on to Craisins. But now that things have turned sour, does Papadellis have the juice to pull off another miracle?
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