John Tierney had a piece in yesterday’s New York Times “Education Life” supplement on why conservatives tend not to go to graduate school in the social sciences or in the humanities. Tierney found that, contrary to what he called the smug hypothesis (“that conservatives are just too close-minded and dimwitted” for grad school), there is an element of economic rationality to the phenomenon.
I generally agree with John Tierney’s editorial and Tevi Troy’s comments about the lack of conservatives in academia. I do think many conservatives avoid academic careers either because they do not wish to keep their views closeted ... Read Post
JOHN TIERNEY: Why Conservatives Don’t Go To Grad School. Read Post