Liberal bias within academia has long stoked debate. High proportions of researchers have liberal political views, studies finding that liberals outnumber conservatives by a ratio of 5:1. According to the dominance hypothesis, this entails bias, liberals being less attentive to…
The issue has become a test of the openness of political cultures - politicians shouldn’t complain if they’re asked about it.
Academia faces a deepening crisis of credibility. Problems emerged at the time of the replication crisis – a crisis, beginning in psychology, in which…
Observing the French presidential election with foreboding, I thought of parallels with a favourite author of mine: Edmund Burke, the famous theorist of…
In an important new paper, Rafael Ahlskog and Sven Oskarsson show that half of the effect size in observational studies, even in conservative estimates…
In a recent essay, Don Moynihan regrets a tendency to ‘fetishize’ campus debate, arguing that this position misunderstands the value of debate within…
A Labour government would be an improvement on a Conservative government, offering competence and probity. But such a government would not be…
Though certain beliefs are unreasonable and should be excluded from public debate, liberals tend not to understand the functions of right-populist…
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