Have You No Decency, Sir?
William E Scheuerman, United University Professions and SUNY Oswego Professor of Political Science, Commentary: "Have you no decency, sir?" February 2006.
This month, David Horowitz, a best-selling author who makes his living by hawking his personal journey from a communist upbringing to his present extreme right-wing political values, has released a book entitled The Professors: The 101 Most Dangerous Academics in America. This diatribe normally would be written off as just another rant by an ideologue if it weren’t for the fact that 25 states and the U.S. Congress are considering legislation, first proposed by Mr. Horowitz, to limit the political speech of professors--The so-called “Academic Bill of Rights.” [read more]