According to Bruce Rushton at the Illinois Times, the University of Illinois Springfield will now be offering a program in “Liberty Studies.” While we would hope that the program would be hours of watching Braveheart, the program instead plans to be chock full of Ayn Rand’s awful, rambling, books. Seriously, have you read “Anthem”?
Even better, the guy who pushed for the program is funded by the Charles G. Koch foundation. As in the Charles Koch who bankrolled the Mitt Romney campaign. The same Charles Koch whose other group, Americans for Prosperity, rated Todd “Legitimate Rape” Akin as an A+ during the election season.
Kline is also a senior fellow at the Academy on Capitalism and Limited Government Foundation.
Students won’t be able to major in the subject, but the decision by the campus senate last Friday to establish Liberty Studies as a minor was not without controversy. Critics questioned whether the program will be more an attempt at indoctrination than education, with writings from conservative icons such as Ayn Rand and Milton Friedman eclipsing other points of view.
Via the Illinois Times.