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Exchange Exemplar: Intolerance toward viewpoint diversity on campus, viewed from the inside

You go to college to get your mind expanded; to learn about the world, yourself, and other people.

But institutions of higher education are getting a reputation for being somewhat closed-minded, for squelching viewpoints that don't adhere to a certain orthodoxy.

The right wing in America objects loudly to the perceived state of affairs, but people inside academia say they're not crazy about it, either.

Robert Boyers from Skidmore College in New York state reports on what he's seen and heard in The Tyranny of Virtue: Identity, the Academy, and the Hunt for Political Heresies.

We return to the professor's interview in 2019 here.

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The Jefferson Exchange is Jefferson Public Radio's daily talk show focused on news and interests across our region of Southern Oregon and Northern California. Angela Decker is the senior producer, Charlie Zimmermann is the assistant producer, and Geoffrey Riley hosts the show.