More about College Profs and the Status Quo: I didn't intend to imply that deep thinkers will necessarily always question the status quo. But at the same time, college teachers as a class tend to greatly benefit from the status quo. If you're tenured, the job security is outta this world. The benefits are fantastic. Lots of vacation time. Plenty o' perks.
So a lot of these people don't question it because it's not in their interest to do so. And oddly enough, outside of Business Schools, you're most likely to find the hardcore Libertarian-NeoCon types in Math, sciences, and Engineering. The faculty in these departments tend to be smart individualistic white guys.
While in Humanities departments and many social science departments (like Sociology, Anthropology, and Linguistics) it's almost a part of the intellectual culture to lean towards being anti-status-quo.