"The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing."


Glenn Reynolds:

Barack Obama:
"Impossible to transcend."

Albert A. Gore, Jr.:
"An incontinent brute."

Rev. Jeremiah Wright:
"God damn the Gentleman Farmer."

Friends of GF's Sons:
"Is that really your dad?"

Kickball Girl:
"Keeping 'em alive until 7:45."

Hired Hand:
"I think . . . we forgot the pheasant."

I'm an
Alcoholic Yeti
in the
TTLB Ecosystem

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Academic Freedom

We've been here before: University professor says some wacko thing, tenured drones from sea to shining sea line up to defend academic freedom. Oddly, such controversies don't ordinarily seem to center around "controversial" comments regarding creationism, who won the 2000 election, or the gospel of global warming.

Comes now the Provost of the University of Wisconsin - Madison:
The university provost, Patrick Farrell, said in a statement late on Monday: "We cannot allow political pressure from critics of unpopular ideas to inhibit the free exchange of ideas.

"To the extent that his views are discussed, Mr Barrett has assured me that students will be free and encouraged to challenge his viewpoint."
Your assignment is to guess what "unpopular ideas" Mr. Barrett holds, which the Provost assures us his students will be free to "challenge."

Give up?

How about a HINT?

Story HERE.

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