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  • Writer's pictureCorey Lee Wilson

"The SAPIENT Being": New Freshman Orientation Book?

The new The S.A.P.I.E.N.T. Being e-book is

FREE one day only on April 22, 2020 at Amazon

The SAPIENT Being might be one of the best common reading primers yet for incoming high school, 2-year college, and 4-year university students—as well as their principals, presidents, boards of trustees, professors, administrators, faculties, and alumni.

A 2014 study, for instance, found that students who spent a greater number of hours on extracurricular activities on campus (as opposed to classroom studies) were more likely to see their politics move toward one extreme or the other, in most cases toward the far left.

Kyle Dodson, assistant professor of sociology at the University of California-Merced, looked at data from the UCLA’s Freshman Survey and the College Senior Survey. He found that time spent in academic pursuits has a moderating influence on students’ political views. Students who are occupied with classroom studies are less likely to engage in disruptive or illiberal activities on campus.

That’s great news and suggests that students who are more serious about their academic work are more likely to think for themselves and less likely to be drawn into disruptive political activities. Applying the sapient principles of free speech, viewpoint diversity, and intellectual humility provide the proving grounds for the marketplace of ideas so essential to a student’s education.

For content matter of this proposed primer, the table of contents is below.


1 - Freedom of Speech Madness & Viewpoint Suppression 2 - How Did Freedom of Speech Suppression Happen? 3 - Illiberalism & Campus Ideological Battlegrounds 4 - Make Free Speech Again on Campus Campaign 5 - Viewpoint Diversity, Intellectual Humility & Sapience 6 - Civil Debate, Discourse & Critical Thinking 7 - Liberals Rule 8 - Conservatives Rising 9 - Independents Uncertainty 10 - Academic Intellectual Diversity & Freedom of Expression 11 - Progressivism: Marxism Lite for Campus Radicals? 12 - The Leftist Roots of Campus Rage 13 - Millennials Coddling & Socialism Madness 14 - Civics Illiteracy vs. Freedom of Speech 15 - Become a Sapient Being: Start Now!

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