Jonathan Zimmerman teaches education and history at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of The Amateur Hour: A History of College Teaching in America, published by Johns Hopkins University Press. He is the co-author (with Signe Wilkinson) of Free Speech, And Why You Should Give a Damn, which was published in April by City of Light Press.
At a New York City college, a professor is dismissed shortly after using the N-word in an academic discussion of Mark Twain.
And the news feed of alternative facts makes it impossible to move forward.
The Donald McNeil controversy has long roots. A historian of free speech explains.
It’s chilling when my fellow liberals like Nancy Pelosi start talking about “incitement of insurrection,” a charge that’s been used against the Left and doesn’t apply here.
The only president to lose and then come back, the 24th president has lessons for the 45th.