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The Liberal Inside of Me

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I know this man is liberal to the core.   I know this is true because this man is me.

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This man has also worked as a college administrator.   He, like Tim Chandler, has helped to create new departments, forged cross-disciplinary relationships and programs, and hired people whose fundamental approach to scholarship differed considerably from his own.   He did this in the interest of academic freedom and fairness, but also because he believes that no one approach to knowing has the key to explaining everything.   It takes a diverse scholarly village to build knowledge, and with it, to empower students to think for themselves.

I guess I know where this man who is me, who is a liberal, won't be welcome as an administrator.   The reason won't be because I don't have the requisite knowledge, experience, or skills to do the job.   It will be because of this man inside of me.  

This man who is proud to be a liberal.

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H. L. (Bud) Goodall, Jr. lives in Arizona where he is a college professor and writer. He has published 20 books and many articles and chapters on a variety of communication issues. His most recent books include Counter-Narrative: How Progressive (more...)

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Do you fear your inner liberal being silenced by r... by Bud Goodall on Saturday, Mar 19, 2011 at 12:18:31 PM
The right has used this tactic over and over, atta... by Carol Lemieux on Saturday, Mar 19, 2011 at 10:07:22 PM
The reason the right wing is closing down public s... by Tim Harney on Saturday, Mar 19, 2011 at 10:37:24 PM
What the left calls education simply is NOT an edu... by Robert Lee on Saturday, Mar 19, 2011 at 10:44:34 PM
must have lacked some essential English lessons. D... by Debbie Scally on Saturday, Mar 19, 2011 at 11:32:09 PM
I actually called up one of my former high school ... by Robert Lee on Saturday, Mar 19, 2011 at 10:58:05 PM
Bud, my comments are not directed to you personall... by Robert Lee on Saturday, Mar 19, 2011 at 11:28:26 PM
the capital of all 50 states. They can't do it. ... by Laura Roberts on Sunday, Mar 20, 2011 at 10:38:13 PM
Currently, the most successful higher educational ... by Arend Rietkerk on Sunday, Mar 20, 2011 at 6:40:52 AM
... by Alan MacDonald on Sunday, Mar 20, 2011 at 9:22:05 AM
change the subject off of education.... by Laura Roberts on Sunday, Mar 20, 2011 at 10:40:34 PM
Gee, I know lots of students (myself included) who... by Dry Heat on Monday, Mar 21, 2011 at 8:55:17 AM
Finally a way to get leftist indoctrinators who ca... by Robert Lee on Thursday, Mar 24, 2011 at 6:24:43 AM