Friends of the Library to welcome
Dr. Don Huneycutt presenting Why Are Professors Liberal and Why Do Conservatives Care
(Jackson, TN-) Please join the Friends of the Library on Thursday, December 7 at 12:00 p.m.,
for the Noon Book Review.
Dr. Don Huneycutt, Professor Emeritus from Lambuth University, will discuss Neil Gross’ book
Why Are Professors Liberal and Why Do Conservatives Care. Some observers see American
academia as a bastion of leftist groupthink that indoctrinates students and silences conservative
voices. Others see a protective environment that produces free-thinking, progressive
intellectuals. Mr. Gross explains in his book how academic liberalism became a self-
reproducing phenomenon and why Americans on both the left and the right should take notice.
“In this engaging book, Neil Gross uses a dizzying range of evidence to take apart many
common beliefs. He shows, among many other things, that professors are less liberal than
pundits claim, that today’s younger professors are less radical than older ones, and that it is not
so much that academia turns people liberal as that liberals are attracted to academia,” said Mario
Small, University of Chicago. He feels that the book cements Gross’ reputation as one of the
most interesting sociologists of his generation.
Bring a sack lunch and enjoy desserts provided by the Friends of the Library during the review.
The Noon Book Review, Thursday, December 7, 12:00 p.m., the Jackson-Madison County
Library Program Room, 433 East Lafayette St., Jackson, TN 38301
For more information, contact Sue Ann Barnes, Friends of the Library Chairman, at 422-5353.