Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Keep Your Thoughts To Yourself


For John, BLUFWe have to do a good job of opening up space for alternative ideas, because that is how we grow.  Nothing to see here; just move along.




This is about Penn State Law Professor Amy Wax, who has published, with University of San Diego Law Professor Larry Alexander, an Opinion Piece in the Philadelphia Inquirer (9 August 2017), "Paying the price for breakdown of the country's bourgeois culture".  This was summed up by The Daily Pennsylvanian here.

So, Professor Wax was sent to Coventry by the Penn Law School leadership.

From The Daily Pennsylvanian, by Ms Sarah Fortinsky, 9 April 2018.

Here is the lede plus two:

Penn Trustee Emeritus and Penn Law School Overseer Paul Levy sent a letter of resignation to Penn President Amy Gutmann on April 6 over recent actions taken against Penn Law School professor Amy Wax.  A copy of the letter was also sent to The Daily Pennsylvanian.

As of April 9, Levy is no longer listed as a member of Penn's Board of Trustees or a member of the Penn Law Board of Overseers.

"Preventing Wax from teaching first-year students doesn't right academic or social wrongs," Levy wrote in the letter.  "Rather, you are suppressing what is crucial to the liberal educational project:  open, robust and critical debate over differing views of important social issues."

I am glad to see Mr Paul Levy stand up for free speech and free thought.  Maybe it will be a trend.

Or not.

Hat tip to the InstaPundit.

Regards  —  Cliff

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