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'Institutions are under siege from maniacs':


Portland State University professor who resigned in a scathing public letter in which he slammed the university for not allowing any type of thought that doesn't suit its liberal agenda said in a podcast interview that academic institutions are under siege from 'maniacs' with a 'mind virus.' 

Peter Boghossian was a full-time assistant professor of philosophy at Portland State University for 10 years until his resignation letter was published on Wednesday, calling it a 'social justice factory' that drives 'intolerance of divergent beliefs'.

He shared the letter with Bari Weiss, a former New York Times columnist who quit her role at the paper after claiming to encounter the same refusal to consider non-liberal ideas that Boghossian describes at PSU. 

In an interview with Dr. Debra Soh's podcast released prior to his resignation, Boghossian continued to hammer at the idea that students have been brainwashed by academia.  

'There's a particularly powerful mind virus... there's a suite of beliefs within an ideology and those beliefs literally exist to rip down western civilization,' he told Soh.