Abstract Expressionism, Machismo, and the Cultural Cold War
How rampant sexism and Cold War politics combined to exclude women artists at the dawn of the "Ab Ex" era.
What's Left of Keyishian?
Thoughts on the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court's most important ruling on academic freedom.
Koch Buys Academic Slots
The Charles Koch Foundation's funding of university programs comes with big ideological strings attached.
The Settlement in Steven Salaita's Case
The University of Illinois will pay substantial damages to the professor it fired for his angry tweets.
Notorious Woman Artists of 1943
A groundbreaking exhibition at Peggy Guggenheim's "Art of This Century" gallery inspired outpourings of sexist condescension.
Harvard Law Review Censors Link to Nan Goldin Photograph
In a forum on free expression, no less.
"A masterpiece of legal journalism"
- Professor Alan Wald
Priests of Our Democracy combines history, law, and stories of the people and politics behind the recognition of academic freedom as "a special concern of the First Amendment."
Winner of the 2013 Hugh Hefner First Amendment Award for Book Publishing
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