Jaffa was wrong about the root of today's academic problems.
Heather Mac Donald is a Thomas W. Smith Fellow of the Manhattan Institute and a contributing editor to City Journal. She is author of The Burden of Bad Ideas and The War on Cops. Her writings have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, The New Republic, and Partisan Review. She is the recipient of the 2005 Bradley Prize for Outstanding Intellectual Achievement.