July 29, 2015 Print

Today’s college students know all too well the rampant progressive bias that blanket college and university campuses around the country. This bias, presented as fact in many classrooms, often manifests as politically correct speech codes, “trigger warnings” and “safe zones,” together aiming to stifle dissent and alternative views. Recognizing this growing problem, two Atlas Network partners — Young America’s Foundation (YAF) and the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) — have joined forces to publish and release a new book, Excuse Me, Professor: Challenging the Myths of Progressivism.

The book, compiled and edited by FEE President Lawrence Reed, sheds light on the left-wing bias found in U.S. colleges and high schools, with essays aimed at debunking progressive clichés, including fallacies like these: “Profit is evidence of suspicious behavior” and “Income inequality arises from market forces and requires government intervention.”

“There’s a hunger out there among students for a response to the progressive agenda,” Reed said to Fox News, arguing that this agenda leads to “Students walking on egg shells saying, ‘Can I say this, Can I read that?’” This has a “crushing effect” on campus freedom of speech, Reed pointed out.

College campuses can be “insulated bubbles for far-left ideology,” YAF spokeswoman Emily Jashinsky said. Groups like YAF are trying to combat this growing problem and make students aware of opposing points of view.

Excuse Me, Professor is an indispensable reference of intellectual ammunition for anyone actively engaged in advancing liberty, be it on a college campus or elsewhere.

“Larry Reed is one of the sharpest thinkers and clearest communicators in the free-market movement,” wrote Atlas Network Senior Fellow Deroy Murdock. “His well-organized book refutes the widespread collectivist mythology that chomps away daily at America’s liberty and prosperity. Reed and his co-authors lead us through the socialists’ rubble and then chart a common-sense path to good times. I learned plenty from this book, and so will you.”

Learn more about Excuse Me, Professor.