Acadmic freedowm


Andrew Sullivan will be defending academic freedom this weekend on the Chris Matthews show (check for local bradcast time). Here is his item:

I let rip on the academic Stalinists baying for Summers' blood on the Chris Matthews Show this weekend. I cannot believe the hysteria. Well, actually, the sad things is I can believe it. But if Summers goes down, the chilling effect on intellectual freedom in this country will be intense. That's what the far left wants — turning universities into propaganda tools rather than centers for genuine intellectual inquiry. The idea of the university, to purloin Newman and Oakeshott, is under attack. This is about far more than university politics. It's about the future of free inquiry.

Ed Lasky  2 19 05