Professor Warns New Students Against 'Groupthink and Conformism'
FOX NEWS - A Princeton University professor who signed an open letterencouraging incoming college freshmen to "think for yourself" told Fox News' "Tucker Carlson Tonight" Wednesday that "you cannot seek the truth if you're a conformist."
"We’re telling our students not to fall into that groupthink," Professor Robert P. George told host Tucker Carlson. "You should be pursuing the truth. That’s what being in college is all about. It’s learning to pursue the truth and it’s learning to become a life-long truth seeker."
George, a professor of politics and jurisprudence, was one of 16 faculty members from Princeton, Harvard and Yale who signed the letter warning the Class of 2021 about the danger of "falling into the vice of conformism" on college campuses.
"In today’s climate, it’s all-too-easy to allow your views and outlook to be shaped by dominant opinion on your campus or in the broader academic culture," the letter says in part. "At many colleges and universities ... it leads [students] to suppose that dominant views are so obviously correct that only a bigot or a crank could question them."