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Friday, March 25, 2011

March 24, 2011: A Downside of Public Scholarship

Home solo for a few days and with a very cough-y littler fella, so Thursday's post got swallowed. Friday will be, I solemnly swear, the long-long-promised post. But for today, a chilling story from Wisconsin about a downside of public scholarship in this era of anti-education attacks:

http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2011/03/have-you-no-sense-of-decency-the-wm-cronon-story/73010/

Cronon is, as Fallows notes in that article, one of the very best (and most prominent) historians and AmericanStudies we've got. But it wouldn't matter if he were a random part-time faculty member at a community college, this would still be so deeply wrong and immoral as to beggar description.

More tomorrow,
Ben

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