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Jordan Peterson: Liberal colleges aren’t about education, they’re about ‘political activism’

University of Toronto Psychology professor and author Jordan Peterson spoke with Fox News Tuesday to discuss his recent video warning parents that students are being “indoctrinated” at liberal colleges, with ideas that are “academically suspect and ideologically possessed.”

“People are being taught by ideologues, not by educators. And ideologues have a very simple way of looking at the world, they reduce it to a few principles like inequality and unfairness and power, those would be the fundamental principles at the moment that are operating on the radical left, and they’re on an ideological campaign. And that’s increasingly the case in elementary, junior high and high schools as well, mostly because the faculties of education are full of people who are radical,” Peterson said.


Peterson explained that this indoctrination is the result of a much earlier problem.

“Part of it’s still a hangover from the 1960’s, I would say, and perhaps even a bit of a hangover from the Cold War … we’re still sort of suffering from the aftermath of that ideological battle,” he said.

He highlighted the fact that educators are more driven by their personal political convictions than by the true education of their students in most universities.

“You’ve got a fifth column of ideologues operating behind the scenes, and they spend almost all of their time engaged in political activism. And that’s not good for the university as a whole,” he added.

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