You may have heard about the new movie Indoctrinate U. EFM’s own David French is in the above movie trailer–he’s the attractive one sitting in the office with “FIRE” on the computer screen. (The footage was shot when he was merely president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, and not a blogger extraordinaire.)
UPDATE: Charles is apparently also in Indoctrinate U. Am I the only EFMer who was not invited by Mr. Evan Coyne Maloney to be in his documentary film? Here is the description of the movie, since this practically stars David and Charles. They would’ve posted this, but they’re too busy talking to their agents:
Speech codes. Censorship. Enforced political conformity. Hostility to diversity of opinion. Sensitivity training. We usually associate such things with the worst excesses of fascism and communism, not with the American universities that nurtured the free speech movement. But American higher education bears a disturbing resemblance to the totalitarian societies that are anathema to our nation’s ideal of liberty. Evan Coyne Maloney’s documentary film, Indoctrinate U, reveals the breathtaking institutional intolerance you won’t read about in the glossy marketing brochures of Harvard, Berkeley, Michigan, Yale, and hundreds of other American colleges and universities.
“When we think of going to college, we think of intellectual freedom. We imagine four years of exploring ideas through energetic, ongoing, critical thinking and debate,” Maloney said. “But the reality is very far from the ideal. What most of us don’t know is that American college students check their First Amendment rights and individual freedom at the door.”
Hailed by the New York Sun as one of “America’s most promising” documentary filmmakers, Maloney has assembled a scorching indictment of higher education in America today, one that should make students, parents, trustees, lawmakers, and concerned citizens sit up and take notice. The London Telegraph has called the long-awaited feature-length film “as slick and incisive as anything by Michael Moore.”