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Our universities value identity politics over Western civilisation — and here’s the proof

23 October 2017

7:29 AM

23 October 2017

7:29 AM

The IPA’s report, The Rise of Identity Politics: An Audit of History Teaching at Australian Universities in 2017, written by Bella d’Abrera, has received a strong reaction since its release last week.

Much of it has been positive, with education experts, politicians and even a former prime minister weighing in.

But the empire of academia has struck back, with a number of pieces by university professors appearing in The Conversation – which is itself largely funded by the tertiary sector.

This piece in particular, by Trevor Burnard of the University of Melbourne, is particularly remarkable.

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