Mary Madigan of Exit Zero describes the goings-on at a conference sponsored by New York University, entitled, “Academic Freedom in the Age of Permanent Warfare.” The title of the conference is just a teensy bit suggestive of its content and caused me to wonder just who the enemies of academic freedom might be.
Mary reports that the keynote speaker answered that question when he identified the enemies of academic freedom to “include the ‘rabid right’ and/or ‘Republicans, conservatives, the elderly, and the uneducated.’”
Sounds like a real fun guy.
Read the whole thing, all the way to the end. The final sentence is priceless.