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  PoS   WORD HIS EDU SOC LAW HUM PHIL SCI MED BUS
1  J    APPLICABLE 135 221 359 539 155 161 392 178 28
2  N    EMPATHY 83 275 462 47 262 355 36 91 6
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9  V    PERPETUATE 341 157 273 173 185 207 105 38 14
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are politically neutral in assessing scholarly competence. Indeed, they have become quite candid about their biases. Far from attempting to insulate the faculty hiring process from politics, many departments openly hire candidates according to political criteria and deny promotions or tenure to faculty members whose views fail to conform to a politically correct line. A number of articles in Academic Questions have recounted instances of the subordination of academic freedom to base political considerations, 1 as have stories on PC in the popular press. 2 Some of the cases verge on the ludicrous, others are simply disquieting. For example, Hampshire College administrators disqualified a candidate for a post in Latin American literature because his dissertation on the parallels between Shakespeare and certain Mexican writers exhibited dangerous "Eurocentric "tendencies. 3 And at the City College of New York administrators tried to remove a tenured philosophy professor, in part, for writing politically incorrect letters to the New York Times. 4 In such cases, one discovers a profound

 
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