The Koch Brothers Aren’t the Only Right-Wingers Trying to Influence Academia
By digby, Hullabaloo
Posted on May 13, 2011, Printed on May 13, 2011
This story about the Koch brothers buying teaching slots at public universities for conservative ideologues is shocking, but only [for the] crudeness [of the Kochs’ approach]. The wealthy have endowed universities for years for their own purposes, although I doubt many of them had the nerve to totally flout the normal academic conventions by insisting that they get to appoint their own people. And universities normally would not have allowed such strings to be attached because they cared about their academic integrity.