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I have noticed how we talk about the lack of conservative or libertarian professors in the Humanities and think I see a fallacy we may be committing. I purport this is a fallacy we recognize committed by the radical left but for which we may have a blind spot on the right. The image looks like this: radical left progressives antagonize conservative speakers on college campuses to the point of assault and destruction of property, and meanwhile there is a dearth of conservatives in positions of authority in the Humanities. Therefore the reason for the dearth of conservative professors in the Humanities is anti-conservative discrimination. The presupposition there is that conservatives and progressives would be distributed equally among the faculties in the Humanities if not for discrimination. One could suppose this if it were true that conservatives and progressives applied equally for faculty positions in the Humanities, but why should one ...

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