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Cancel Culture!

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On August 1, 2021
I for one can’t believe that Bari Weiss and Thomas Chatterton Williams haven’t been all over the case of Garrett Felber, a leftist historian at the University of Mississippi fired for criticizing the institution’s racist actions, including working with the private prison industry. It’s almost as if they are complete hypocrites who exist primarily so […]

Good Job NYU

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On March 31, 2015

NYU deciding to open an Abu Dhabi just gets more and more embarrassing for the school. You’d think the school would consider academic freedom and the protections of its faculty in the United Ara

The broad-based attack on “incivility” from academics continues. But of course “civility” can only be defined as language that makes the administrator class comfortable. Given that these administrators see themselves as equivalent to corporate CEOs, this also means they want the power to fire anyone who they deem “uncivil,” which means nothing more than “language […]

Salaita Update

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On August 23, 2014

Sadly, the University of Illinois, after two meetings of the Board of Trustees, has decided to stick with the firing of Stephen Salaita for his anti-Israel war on Gaza positions as stated on Twitter.

Lessons of Salaita

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On August 21, 2014
Why have we seen a recent crackdown on academic freedom and freedom of speech against academics, whether Stephen Salaita or myself? The answer is that administrators are scared of controversy. It reminds me of World War I, when U.S. entry and the following Red Scare led to the firing of many academics. We are reaching […]
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