Assault from the Ivory Tower: The Professors’ War Against America

by Leonard Peikoff
From The Voice of Reason: Essays in Objectivist Thought
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Leonard Peikoff
Leonard Peikoff
Leonard Peikoff, author of Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand, is the foremost authority on Rand’s philosophy. Learn more at his website.
CITATIONS & NOTES
  • Principles of Nature (New York: 1801); excerpted in Ideas in America, ed. by G.N. Grob and R. N. Beck (Free Press: 1970), pp. 81–84.
  • W.J. Brandt, R. Beloof, L. Nathan, and C.E. Selph (Prentice Hall: 1969), p. 23.
  • Philip J. Hilts, “Caught Between Faith and Fact,” Sept. 26, 1982, p. H1.
  • College Composition I, F1101 Y:01, Spring 1980. In cases such as this, to protect the privacy of students, I am citing only the course number and/or year (when known to me).
  • Fall 1969.
  • B9706, sec. 101, Spring 1982.
  • William S. Ray, The Science of Psychology (Macmillan: 1964), p. 5.
  • Course number H300, cross-listed as History K492, sec. 2856; date unknown.
  • “Women Approach History Differently — and Men Must Understand the Difference,” Stanford Observer, Oct., 1982, p. 2; reprinted from Chronicle of Higher Education, Sept. 15, 1982. Emphasis added.
  • 10 Edwin McDowell, “New Samoa Book Challenges Margaret Mead’s Conclusions,” Jan. 31, 1983, p. C21.
  • 11 Ben Gerson, “Professors for the Revolution,” Aug. 23, 1982, p. 10.
  • 12 J. McKim Malville (Seabury Press: 1981), pp. 44, 18.
  • 13 Lecture by Thomas Judd; date and course title unknown.
  • 14 Jerry Carroll, “Over-Achievers Swarm to This Exotic Class,” Feb. 17, 1983, p. 46.
  • 15 Lawrence Biemiller, “Campuses Trying to Control Religious Cults,” April 6, 1983.
  • 16 Quoted by Diane Ravitch, “The New Right and the Schools,” American Educator, Fall 1982, p. 13. Professor Ravitch does not give the book’s title.
  • 17 Ed. by J. Paul Hunter, 2nd ed. (Norton: 1981).
  • 18 Founders Day Convocation remarks, Sept. 8, 1981, reprinted in Colgate Scene, Oct. 1981, pp. 1–2.
  • 19 The wording of the situation and responses is from Christy Hudgins, “Teaching Morality: A Test for the 1970s,” Minneapolis Star, Mar. 26, 1979, p. 3B. The author of the six-stage morality scale is Lawrence Kohlberg.
  • 20 “Medical Schools May Stress Compassion, Practical Experience,” Nov.–Dec. 1982.
  • 21 Course no. A5 267–80, Spring 1979.
  • 22 Philosophy V83.0083, 1981–82.
  • 23 Course no. H200, cross-listed as Education F200; date unknown.
  • 24 Richard Rorty, “The Fate of Philosophy,” New Republic, Oct. 18, 1982, p. 33.