Forum for Discussion and Debate on the Lawsuit, University of Ottawa

Academic Freedom? How Nasty Can a University Be?

In All on 2018/02/26 at 11:56

by Denis Rancourt

The present era of reactionary institutional responses to violations of political correctness is exposing the fact that “academic freedom”, of both professors and students, does not really mean much, except what it has always meant.

In the concluding paragraphs of her chapter on academic freedom in her 1986 book No Ivory Tower, Ellen W. Schrecker brilliantly states what modern academic freedom has always been and was always meant to be:

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Nonetheless, it is interesting to ask: Just how far can a Western university, in a so-called free and democratic society, go in violating the freedom of expression and the professional independence of a tenured professor?

My own case gives a graphic answer to this question.

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Read the full article at DissidentVoice.org

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