Sunday, August 26, 2007

Freedom of speech versus falsity

As I learned from IvyGate, there is an ongoing tenure war at Barnard College, raising questions worldwide about fact versus fiction. A certain professor is up for tenure -- she's a Muslim woman who published a recent book, in which she asserts that Israel never really belonged to the Jews. Clearly, this is a quite one-sided, unsubstantiated claim that has been proven otherwise by thousands of historians for ages.

Should such a "scholar" really be hired by Columbia University?

1 comment:

Bernard-Henri Levy said...

Non, Non, et Non!