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The Betrayal of Liberty on America's Campuses by Alan Charles Kors

The Betrayal of Liberty on America's Campuses

by Alan Charles Kors

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Alan Charles Kors is Full Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania, where he teaches the intellectual history of the 17th and 18th centuries. He has received both the Linback Foundation Award and the Ira Abrams Memorial Award for distinguished college teaching. Dr. Kors graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University in 1964, and he received his M.A. (1965) and Ph.D. (1968) from Harvard University, in European History.

Dr. Kors is also the co-director of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (www.thefire.org) with Mr. Harvey Silverglate. FIRE is a nonprofit educational foundation devoted to free speech, individual liberty, religious freedom, the rights of conscience, legal equality, due process, and academic freedom on our nation's campuses. Dr. Kors was the faculty member who defended Eden Jacobowitz in the notorious "water buffalo case" at the University of Pennsylvania in 1993. He is also the co-author, with attorney Harvey A. Silvergate, of The Shadow University: Betrayal of Liberty on America's Campuses.

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Long Overdue Honesty About Educational Bias
Reviewer Ken Stange
 September 03, 2007
An impassioned plea and well reasoned argument for fundamental human rights -- which are now, tragically and ironically. being threatened by those who most loudly claim to be their promoters. The right to freedom of expression is the cornerstone of all human liberties, and paradoxically it is those who sanctimoniously claim to be most concerned with human rights and dignity who are the ones that now present the greatest threat to these values. I'm not alone in being a member of the generation that initially embraced leftist politics and thought we could fix all the problems of the world but have subsequently been dismayed and appalled and disillusioned to see the politically-correct left adopt the worse tactics, policies and strategies of the fascistic far right of the political spectrum. Alan Kors obviously is a man who really cares about teaching our young critical thinking. The man has both brains and heart -- and balls.

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