Academic freedom and the McCarthy instinct

“One recent development in the United States that we should find alarming is the new tendency to investigate the political opinions of professors to see if the expression of these might offend someone’s sensibilities …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 3 April]


  • I really am astonished that this site features this person’s comments so much.

    FvP tried to introduce a regime of summary dismissal for senior academics at DCU, the antithesis of academic freedom. He failed because of the courage of several academics, and the acuity of Justice Frank Clarke, whom the court transcripts in the Cahill case demonstrate is rather brilliant.

    It is time to end frivolity. The US government has just declared academic freedom essentially meaningless in the Boston college case;

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