From The Stanley Fish Blog: Ward Churchill Redux

Full post here.

Fish has been following the Churchill case for some time.   He suggests that we keep politics out of academia:

“How did a garden-variety academic quarrel about sources,evidence and documentation complete with a lot of huffing and puffing by everyone get elevated first into a review of the entire life of a tenured academic and then into a court case when that academic was terminated…?”

He sums his own thoughts up best:

“I am not competent to judge Churchill’s writings and I express no view of them. And I have no doubts at all about the integrity of the committee members. They just got caught up in a circus that should have never come to town.”

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