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According to one source, Crowe was a raging male chauvinist who believed women weren't equal to men in the brains department. He had the nerve to insult Edna St. Vincent Millay. (Source.)
Many critics detected a suspicious link between loving the Old South—as Ransom and the Southern Agrarians did—and nostalgia for racism. (Source.)
Ransom's favorite student, Robert Penn Warren, wrote a critique of cultural elitism that many people interpret as rejection of many of Ransom's ideas about the grand Old South. (Source.)