Watch: Camille Paglia Trashes 'Pygmy' Professors

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The campus of Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut November 12, 2015. Camille Paglia says, "The universities are an absolute wreck right now. For decades, any graduate student in the humanities who had independent thinking was driven out." Shannon Stapleton/reuters

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"The universities are an absolute wreck right now," says Camille Paglia. "For decades, any graduate student in the humanities who had independent thinking was driven out."

Paglia, the noted cultural critic, university professor and Salon columnist, sat down with Reason's Nick Gillespie to discuss whether we should still look to universities for cultural production and knowledge.

She noted a shift in attitude toward authority on campus. Students used to look for ways to get administrators out of their private lives; today's college kids are calling for more control over their lives.

"It's a nightmare, an outrage, and none of the faculty have fought back.... They pretend to be leftists. They're pygmies. They are passive worms. Not to fight back against the bureaucrats," says Paglia.

Paglia—who also offered her take on Beyoncé's new album, Lemonade, Prince's career and why she prefers early Madonna—sat down with Gillespie at Reason Weekend 2016, the annual donor event for the nonprofit, which publishes Reason.com and Reason magazine. The event took place April 28 through May 1 in Philadelphia.

Nick Gillespie is editor-in-chief of Reason.com and Reason TV and the co-author, with Matt Welch, of The Declaration of Independents: How Libertarian Politics Can Fix What's Wrong With America. Paul Detrick is a reporter and video producer. This video was shot by Detrick and Todd Krainin and edited by Detrick.

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