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Rather, they are not for the most part hired in the first place. ) They are not so much censored as self-censored. My response to the second is that a vision statement is not a contract. No one was ever fired for its violation. However, I concede to Four Arrows, it has some quasi contract aspects: the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) has 22 ACADEMIC FREEDOM successfully sued numerous institutions of higher learning for their trashing of the free speech rights of conservative and libertarian students and professors on campus.
I am here interpreting “knock him down” in the poetic sense: through evidence, reason and logic not fisticuffs). As for Walter’s lack of confidence in peer-reviewed papers, I can only agree that it is equally important to be critical of them as well as of an opinion piece. Nonetheless, I still have more confidence in primary source documentation to support a controversial position. I feel this kind of documentation is important when considering whether or not a professor should have the “academic freedom” to promote an idea.
In other words, it is not a scholarly organization with a peer reviewed double blind refereed journal; rather it is biased toward the left, in much the same as the Randolph Foundation, Americans for Tax Reform, the Independent Women’s Forum, and Center for the Study of Popular Culture are biased toward the right, and deprecated by Four Arrows on that ground. One wonders at this double standard. ” who vouchsafe us no such information. However, I regard these points merely as an exercise in ad 28 ACADEMIC FREEDOM hominem argumentation, unworthy of serious consideration.