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Academic Freedom: When Sauce for the Goose Isn't Sauce for the Gander

November 26, 1999 Premium content for subscribers. Subscribe Today

Academic freedom is a bad idea, a dubious principle that:

* Confuses eccentricity with genius and elevates pettiness, boorishness, and irresponsibility to the status of virtue.

* Evacuates morality by making all assertions equivalent and, because...

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