Monday, March 28, 2011

Academic Freedom in Wisconsin

Editorial in the New York Times, today:
The latest technique used by conservatives to silence liberal academics is to demand copies of e-mails and other documents. Attorney General Kenneth Cuccinelli of Virginia tried it last year with a climate-change scientist, and now the Wisconsin Republican Party is doing it to a distinguished historian who dared to criticize the state’s new union-busting law. These demands not only abuse academic freedom, but make the instigators look like petty and medieval inquisitors. . . .

"A Shabby Crusade in Wisconsin," editorial, New York Times, 28 March 2011.

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