From our If He'd Included A 'Centrist' He'd Be Air-Tight department: The New York Times' Stanley Fish wants it both ways with his "We’re All Conservatives Now", a rehabilitation piece meant to assure us that even the most "liberal" among academics is quite right. (ht one of PB's jackbooted thugs, and, of course, Leah)
Ward Churchill, the most notorious of them all, writes a lengthy essay free of political posturing. His concern is with due process, academic integrity and the freedom the University of Colorado Regents’ statement proclaims, the freedom “to discover, publish and teach truth as the faculty member sees it, subject to no control or authority save the control and authority of the rational methods by which truth is established.”Confidential to Fish: Using David Horowitz as the sole "conservative" in your essay is inspired. Several dozens of the NYT's readership (ie, a majority) are no doubt convinced. So why let the cat out of the bag with reverent invocations of Kant?
BTW: Assuming he didn't just get the title wrong, this book Fish talks about—Academic Freedom in the Post-9/11 Era—is almost certainly some form of Indiana University of Pennsylvania's double Works and Days issue entitled Academic Freedom and Intellectual Activism in the Post-9/11 University ballyhooed by its editors (and accorded faint praise by us) nearly two years ago.
Also BTW: DrunkaBleurgh had this yesterday.