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And even a few years ago, when Shepherd herself was entering university, the ideal of a university lecturer as someone who is neutral and facilitates open discourse was largely unquestioned.
(There are some important points here, that I’ll get to later, but notice the distinction drawn between the course – critical communications studies – and neutrality: they are diametrically opposed.
And, as Haidt mentioned, for anyone who graduated more than a few years ago this is new territory.
The recording reveals that while Shepherd is upset by the accusations, she clearly feels she’s done nothing wrong.
As psychologist Jonathan Haidt said in an interview earlier this year: This is all so new.
There’s been, I believe, a kind of a moral revolution, a new moral culture emerging on campus but it really is only in the last two years.