The University of California at Berkeley has just opened a Center for the Comparative Study of Right-Wing Movements.
It’s Berkeley, so what did you expect?
Lilla, as a professor of the humanities, hopes it will actually open a discussion, and perhaps, someday, be a place for serious intellectual inquiry (strengthening the debate away from the likes of David Horowitz):
“So, in the end, I give my ex-conservative blessing to the Center for the Comparative Study of Right-Wing Movements and wish it a long life. If nothing else, it will get professors and students to discuss ideas and read books that until now have been relegated to the Index Librorum Prohibitorum.”
Via the A & L Daily as well, there are a few responses, and Lilla responds back.