Commentary

Motto of Anti-Israel Academics: "Free Speech For Me, But Not for Thee!" · 05 December 2007

By Alan Dershowitz
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Do anti-Israel professors “tremble in fear” when they criticize Israel at Harvard and other American universities? Not likely, if you have any sense of what’s going on on college campuses today where Israel-bashing is rampant among hard left faculty and students.

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A Place for Teaching, Not Indoctrination · 30 November 2007

By Jay Bergman
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College professors sometimes make perfect fools of themselves, when they comment on issues of public interest.

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Denial at Brown · 30 November 2007

By Robert Spencer - FrontPageMagazine.com
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The Brown Daily Herald congratulates students at Brown for not shouting me down. Is this where we set the bar for real intellectual debate about Islam?

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Who would you believe -- an Iraq war vet or a professor? · 22 November 2006

By David Horowitz
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In his hatchet job on the results of our academic freedom campaign in Pennsylvania, Scott Jaschik misreports an incident that took place at Bloomsburg University this fall in an attempt to discredit me (once more) and the students whom I met there, two of whom happened to have been Iraq war vets.

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The Professor Unions' Botched Battle · 08 November 2006

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The Professor Unions' Botched Battle
By David Horowitz
FrontPageMagazine.com | November 7, 2006

From September 2005 to June 2006, a Select Committee of the Pennsylvania legislature held hearings on the condition of academic freedom at the state's seventeen public university campuses. A ferocious opposition to the hearings was organized by the American Association of University Professors, the American Federation of Teachers, and the National Education Association. These efforts were part of a two-year long battle to discredit the Academic Bill of Rights and its supporters as promoting "a solution in search of problem," and as surreptitiously attempting to insinuate right-wing agendas into the academic curriculum.

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Academic Freedom for Students Has Ancient Roots · 17 October 2006

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By GARY PAVELA -- The Chronicle of Higher Education

In recent years, the actual or perceived abuse of professors' authority has spawned claims of classroom indoctrination and a political movement to create a nationwide "academic bill of rights" to protect students. Yet legislative mandates would not be necessary if people recognized that courts have long held that academic freedom is shared by both professors and students and, in fact, that academic freedom for students has ancient roots in scholarly life. For too long, the student interest has been poorly understood or ignored, sometimes creating the impression that professors rule like absolute monarchs in their classrooms.

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A Liberal View: Academic Freedom Should Be Apolitical · 17 October 2006

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By John Friedl

My views on academic freedom reflect my experience both within and outside the university setting. I began teaching at a university more than 30 years ago where I stayed for eleven years, left for a dozen years to attend law school and practice law, and then returned to head an undergraduate legal studies program and teach in a law school. I have also served as a dean of arts and sciences and a provost.

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Why the Left Fears Free Speech on Campus · 17 October 2006

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By David French--NY Daily News--10/15/06

In an incident that is rapidly becoming famous even among people who don't follow the campus culture wars, leftist activists stormed the stage at Columbia University this month and triggered a wild melee during a speech by Jim Gilchrist, the controversial founder of the Minuteman Project.

The incident was shocking enough, but it cannot be viewed in isolation. The mob at Morningside Heights is just another piece of gathering evidence that the '60s are returning to campus.

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Columbia's Censorship, Act 2 · 17 October 2006

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By Jacob Laksin--FrontPageMagazine.com--10/16/06

NEW YORK - Columbia University just can't seem to get it right. Exactly one week after inadequate security allowed a mob of left-wing student activists to silence a speech by Minuteman Project founder Jim Gilchrist, the university again found itself embroiled in controversy, this time for providing too much security.

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AAUP's 1915 Declaration of Principles · 14 October 2006

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AAUP's 1915 Declaration of Principles

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