Students have walked out of Gregory Mankiw's first year economics lectures at Harvard to protest about what the event organizers call a class that promotes a “strongly conservative neoliberal ideology.” Now I can't help but think that "conservative neoliberal" is an oxymoron. Consider that F A Hayek, one of the leading neoliberal economists of his day, wrote an essay on "Why I'm Not a Conservative" and Milton Friedman also called this ideas liberal, not conservative (see the introduction to "Capitalism and Freedom").
Anyway here is Greg Mankiw being interviewed on NPR about the protest.
When I did first year political science we were lectured by an out and out Marxist, should I have walked out in protest because of the "Marxist ideology" being promoted in the class?
I didn't because the classes really were fun.