Returning to the recent controversy at Duke, I couldn't help but notice with amusement this part of Brandon's own defense:
"So I agree with the DCU that conservative Duke students will in fact take a large number of their courses with a significant political content from professors whose politics differs from theirs. Why not see this as an opportunity to hone your political thinking rather than see it as an obstacle to the sort of education you want? "
This must explain why the arguments of conservatives usually seem to be be so sharp and make so much sense, while those of the self-described liberals always seem so ... dull and un-thought-out. They simply haven't had the chance to hone their political thinking much.