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Thanks guess is that the US education system is dismantling this nation's culture.
He argues public schools and universities have failed our young people and educators were responsible.
Or producing generations.
Of ignorant citizens.
Joining me now David to -- -- Yale University computer science professor author of this fascinating new book now they're not many books.
So I get just absolutely excited about.
But this is one of the America light on imperial academia dismantled -- culture.
And ushered in the Obama crafts.
Great to have you with good to be here thank you a terrific book I I think everyone.
I actor actually just -- a recommended.
David let me ask you this first of -- with your views your attitudes that your analysis.
On the world -- you exist in.
In a place like New -- -- -- -- -- -- I have to say first off to be fair it is testament to -- to the tolerance of the universities on there because certainly in 99.9 percent and for the students in and the faculty and hold pounds Citi.
State of Connecticut are are of another.
Another point of view and very hostile territory for conservatives and remarkably.
Monolithic not remarkably on -- anti dupers.
Everybody things virtually the same thing of virtually everything kind of depressing.
And you you obviously -- -- that neither your if your.
The sharpness of focus or that your -- -- -- -- -- express.
-- I think just deliciously.
Your reaction to at all.
The idea that academia is responsible for the dismantling -- -- culture.
I guess this point of the -- help professor there of those who would say America doesn't have a culture.
What how do you react.
Well we did have a culture we had a remarkable culture probably the most productive the most imaginative the most important in the -- morally.
Fascinating commanding culture in the -- in the history of western civilization.
And it was dismantled in in in a strange way and who has been to dismantled by academia is academia.
You go back to the period of the Second World War years right after.
The universities got more and more power more and more influence -- their fingers into virtually every corner of American life.
Graduate school of professional schools growing.
And they also both sudden and dramatic switch in which all the sudden -- Yale and Harvard in prison -- with most powerful and influential schools weren't looking for that.
Social -- cross so much is the intellectual upper crust.
And intellectuals have a grudge against the United States it was have we've always known -- nobody -- -- and one of those things that's it inescapable.
Is we report today for example they Obama administration -- out thousands of attorneys in preparation.
For November 6.
Portrait of the Republicans go for their attorneys because law school's most of the professional schools say business schools.
Are ideologically and overwhelmingly.
Liberal even left wing in this country.
What are we put up with that I and many don't know schools in many business schools their leaks in in New Haven arm moving that direction also and these are the people especially in the educational schools in the journalism school they go out and teach.
They write to newspapers they deliver the news broadcast.
These are this is culture in the hands of an angry left liberal elite which is radically disconnected from.
The rest of us.
And what -- what is America.
Of most of us in this country are independent self reliant.
We value our traditional institutions.
Most people self described themselves this country's either Republican or independent.
What are we to do in the in in the in the face of this confrontation against our culture our values our belief systems are nation.
Most of all not give up as showing people have -- and shrugged off culture I think too many conservative.
Intellectuals and politicians have said forget it there's nothing we can do with it.
And that's impossible because one generation when -- class at school kids after another is graduating into this.
Toxic cultural atmosphere we're gonna lose at all unless we do so well.
One intellectual academia has been revealed that the country.
David Carroll -- for is his name the book is America light.
In -- You know patriots are going to be put off but the title of that.
Because we so think of this is America.
And I think if you read Davis -- -- the -- -- fascinating.
And better armed and equipped for the future we face David thanks for being here -- much come back here.