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Thursday, March 30, 2006

Kristallnacht Again? The Dark Night of the Mind

?Dangerous? is an unarmed man facing down a tank in Tiananmen Square.
 
?Dangerous? is a suicide bomber flying a plane into the World Trade Center.
 
?Dangerous? is a government sending young Americans to their deaths in the searing deserts of Iraq without cause.
 
?Dangerous? is a Supreme Court justice who makes an obscene gesture in the hallowed halls of the United States Supreme Court regarding a case where he has the power of life and death.
 
But to call professors dangerous because they are doing what we are paid to do?think, reflect, discuss, profess, enlighten?is ludicrous. We in the academic profession are endangered by a government that only respects the powers of the wealthy while pontificating to the world about its commitment to freedom; by passive citizens who want a president they can have a beer with and isn?t any smarter than they are; and by anti-intellectual vigilantes who think they can stamp out free thought and want to start by silencing professors with whom they disagree.
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