...consider the attitude Will’s shot at academia represents. If anyone wants an explanation for why the academy is dominated by the left and why the youngest cohort of voters has gone even more overwhelmingly for the Democrats than usual, you need look no further than precisely this sort of professional cop-out, giving up on educating the next generation for the sake of the easy, cheap and ephemeral victories of politics. Every conservative out there complains about the declining standards of education, the ruin of the academy, the politicisation of the classroom and on and on, but what happens when it comes time to step up and do some of the educating themselves? They go to law school to get a "useful" degree, or go into politics or some other field where the "prospects" for the future are better, and then wonder how the media, academia, the arts and cinema have all been taken over by people who loathe everything they believe.
Yep. It sometimes seems that the only prominent people who fight liberalism in the academy use the impotent weapons of bias accusations. Instead of doing the hard work that the left did to acquire dominance in their current strongholds, they wish for a government committee to sweep down and make conservatives--or, rather, Republican party members--eligible for affirmative action.