[Marxism] A Protest Against 'Climate of Fear' at U of Michigan over standing for Palestinian Rights

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Mon Dec 10 10:08:33 MST 2018

(Informed Comment) – In response to the furor that arose this fall over 
the disciplining of Professor John Cheney-Lippold for declining to write 
a letter of recommendation for a student to do summer study at Tel Aviv 
University, the administration of the university has appointed a faculty 
commission (which is light on humanists) to consider the issues raised, 
and has circulated a questionnaire to solicit reactions of the faculty.

Professor Alan Wald, H. Chandler Davis Collegiate Professor Emeritus in 
English and American Culture, kindly permitted Informed Comment to 
reprint here his response to the questionnaire, in which he questions 
the paternalistic assumption that the university is the custodian of 
faculty conscience in these matters.
– JC


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