Does Academic Freedom Protect Teachers or Institutions - Or Both?
Marjorie Heins dissects this and other questions in her "Davis Markert Nickerson" Academic Freedom Lecture at the University of Michigan.
Also on You Tube.
FCC Proposes Easing Up on Censorship of "Indecency"
After years of
controversy and litigation, the agency seems poised to abandon its rule on "fleeting expletives" and return to square one.
Charging Anti-Semitism to Squelch Dissent
Like calling someone a communist in the 1950s, calling anti-Israel protesters anti-Semites today is sometimes a way of silencing dissent.
Trading Academic Freedom for Foreign Markets
Yale-Singapore and other global campuses compromise free speech in exchange for the benefits of locating colleges in authoritarian lands.
Battles Over Internet Filtering
Library patrons have been successful in challenging the blocking of GLBT information and sites about nonmainstream religions.
"A masterpiece of legal journalism"
- Professor Alan Wald,
University of Michigan,
U.S. Intellectual History blog
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
Read excerpts from the reviews.