UCLA Professor Admits Conservatives’ Fears Were Justified About Leftist Academics In The Workforce

Students walk on the campus of University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) in Los Angeles, California on March 11, 2020. - Starting this week many southern California universities including UCLA will suspend in-person classes due to coronavirus concerns. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • At the time Jacoby believed that these academics were too consumed with advancing their careers within the campus walls to concern themselves with public discourse.
  • “They penned unreadable articles and books for colleagues,” said Jacoby. “They were less subversive than submissive.”
  • Now Jacoby realizes he “missed something” that was not obvious to him at the time he wrote the book: “the dawning takeover of the public sphere by campus denizens and lingo.”

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