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An editor at the Harvard Crimson Drops All Pretense



It is tempting to decry frustrating restrictions on academic research as violations of academic freedom. Yet I would encourage student and worker organizers to instead use a framework of justice. After all, if we give up our obsessive reliance on the doctrine of academic freedom, we can consider more thoughtfully what is just.

Freedom only for the just. And who gets to decide what is just? We do of course. How far behind can the brown shirts be?

Is there right and wrong for what is allowed to be researched with their flag over it? Then who decides? Whose schools do these belong too? The nation or a few? i guess there is right and wrong and a nation and a school don't need to help wrong research on moral or intellectual grounds. So its just left to decide who decides! How hard can it be! Robert Byers
Okay, but materialists don't actually believe in free will, so freedom just means lack of restraint. They don't strictly believe in justice either; they believe that they would like society better if it was organized the way they say. What strengthens their case is that, among cool people, the only opposition will be from people who think there is too much social restraint. And uncool people are bad by definition. We'll be hearing more of this, you may be sure. News
Sigh... jstanley01

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