[Marxism] Fwd: Essay criticizing U. of Illinois for blocking a controversial faculty hire @insidehighered

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Fri Aug 8 10:06:20 MDT 2014

The dismissal of Steven Salaita by the University of Illinois at 
Urbana-Champaign, just days before he was scheduled to start teaching 
classes, is a serious threat to academic freedom because it was based 
solely upon Salaita’s extramural utterances on Twitter about Israel.
One thing should be clear: Salaita was fired. I’ve been turned down for 
jobs before, and it never included receiving a job offer, accepting that 
offer, moving halfway across the country, and being scheduled to teach 


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