Saturday, March 03, 2007

Orwell Lives.

Some student Stalinists at Oxford are trying to get a professor, David Coleman, sacked for disagreeing with them.
One of the students behind the petition, Kieran Hutchinson Dean, 19, said the aim was to invite debate.

He said: "We are not expecting the professor to be sacked straight away. But we ask that he refrains from using his academic status when promoting his own views.
Invite debate by sacking people who disagree with you, good one. It isn't as if Professor Coleman is pulling a Chomsky and using his prestige in one field to pontificate about other subjects where he has no expertise, Coleman is an expert in demographic change who is has been using his expertise to discuss demographic change brought about by immigration.

(via A Tangled Web)

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