Fighting for Civil Discourse and Academic Freedom




Recent Articles

A video for incoming freshman at Princeton University is designed to give them a dose of indoctrination upon arrival at campus. Photo by John Greim/LightRocket
Profs: Princeton diversity office’s ‘nihilistic’ attack on university’s history and anti-woke dissidents
744 496 John Londregan and Social Links for John Londregan VIEW AUTHOR ARCHIVE GET AUTHOR RSS FEED Sergiu Klainerman

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion office of Princeton University has a message for incoming students: It wants them to participate in “tearing down” the very institution they have worked so hard to attend. And to drive this message home, the office is more than happy to tear down those who dissent from its official orthodoxy. As members…

My University Sacrificed Ideas for Ideology. So Today I Quit.
960 639 Peter Boghossian

Dear Provost Susan Jeffords, ​​I’m writing to you today to resign as assistant professor of philosophy at Portland State University. Over the last decade, it has been my privilege to teach at the university. My specialties are critical thinking, ethics and the Socratic method, and I teach classes like Science and Pseudoscience and The Philosophy…

Are critical thinkers being pushed out of US higher education?
640 428 Seth J. Frantzman

I sat down with Gabriel Noah Brahm, a Professor of English and World Literature at Northern Michigan University, to discuss his new article, The New Blank Slate at The American Mind and look at the leading issues today facing higher education in the United States. Brahm also serves as Founding Director of the Center for Academic and Intellectual Freedom.

Why Professors Are Canceled
1024 768 Philip Carl Salzman

The cancellation of professors is overdetermined, that is, caused by multiple influences all contributing to the end result. Anne Applebaum reviews some prominent cancellations in her lengthy account in The Atlantic, entitled “The New Puritans.” Here are some of the contributing circumstances: One is that the targets tend to be successful, high-ranking, and often popular, boasting…