Every institution in society is involved in politics, and the university is no exception. So the university cannot be depoliticized. The question is how, and to what ends the university should be involved in politics. The answer is determined by the task of the university, which is to educate men and women for life in a free society. This has some specific political implications.
Aiken, Henry David
"Can American Universities be Depoliticized,"
Philosophic Exchange: Vol. 1
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