But a few sentences caught my attention:
Myers, who teaches at a Minnesota liberal arts university that is proud of its status […]
But most Americans do not know even about it, let alone contemplate what it means that a teacher at a “liberal arts” university should express himself in this way.
Thus, a person who writes as Myers does is nonetheless viewed as a mild-mannered gentleman and scholar, worthy a place at a liberal arts university.
The only way I can imagine this making sense is if O’Leary thinks that a liberal arts college is a politically left-leaning school.
Denyse, if you happen to stumble upon this post, allow me to quote from a source you might trust: Conservapædia:
Liberal arts refers to the non-technical disciplines ordinarily taught as part of a baseline college education at American colleges. These include philosophy, history and English literature, and sometimes Latin, which lay the foundation for a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree. As such, many American colleges are referred to as “liberal arts institutions.” Technical fields of study are common, but not included under the aegis “liberal arts.” In Europe and Canada the Liberal arts are generally called the ‘Humanities’.
The term bears no connection with the modern political ideology of liberalism, save in the classic, historical sense.