Monday, March 07, 2005

Academic Freedom and the First Amendment hang in the Balance

You may not like what Ward Churchill said or says, but that doesn't give you the right to oust him from his job.

Slice from the 4 March Chronicle of Higher Education ( page A48):

No less that Newt Gingrich said: We're going to nail this guy and send the dominoes tumbling....Mr. Churchill defiantly said he would fight for his job: "If they try to deep-six my ass, I'm going to butcher them in court."

End slice:

And he should win, that is of course, unless W, Rove and Co. win their push to insert reichwing Activist judges (read: those who were stopped in the last four years) into the courts.


Anonymous said...

Actually he should be fired, not because of his "Little Eichmann" quote. He should be fired for academic fraud (making up a story about US soldiers handing out blankets from smallpox patients to American Indians)ethnic fraud (claiming to be an American Indian even though he isn't) and art fraud (selling paintings as originals when in fact they were really mirror images of pantings done by another famous artist).

Anonymous said...

Dear Anon,

Where's the proof in your accusations?