Here is the link. Interesting post.
Briefly, here are some of the reasons discussed as to why parts of our universities may be further left than much of the general population:
1. A lack of understanding of the often counter-intuitive principles of economics and open markets; that two parties in a trade can benefit despite pursuing mutual self-interest, for example. A whole body of thinking exists that contributes to the success of our society of which some in our universities remain ignorant.
2. After Joseph Schumpeter, intellectuals who do not take part in business tend to believe that a socialist-communist sytem would allow them to be more influential, and so often have a deep need to embrace such ideas, (or find themselves in departments where such ideas are embraced.)
3. A certain idealogical hostility toward capitalism that can’t really embrace socialism (because of its dismal record) but also can’t criticize “capitalism” head-on moves instead to criticize private systems’ treatment of any oppressed class.
Universities seen through an economic and legal analyisis, at least….
…though, to me, the argument that free speech is ultimately threatened by the push to make freedom absolute is nothing new. Sooner of later such thinking is going to have a wider impact, and consequences.