Friday, November 12, 2004

How many professors are victims of the Patriot Act? 

If you read this report by the Organization of American Historians' Committee on Academic Freedom, you'd think it was a boatload. But as David Beito notes,
The Committee does not even allude to politically correct suppression of free speech through speech codes. It makes much of the Patriot Act. While I oppose the Patriot Act, and the Committee is right to criticize it, I know of very few examples of faculty members who have been prosecuted under it.
And the cases where they have haven't been particularly troubling, like the case of Mohammed Yousry that KC Johnson reported last May.

David suggests we read Ralph Luker's essay while he works on another. Keep visiting Liberty and Power for David's contribution.