Commentary: A Worthy Open Letter Defending Liberalism in the Academy from its Opponents on the Left

July 14, 2023 1 min read

David Bernstein
The Volokh Conspiracy, Reason Magazine

Excerpt: Dear Friends,

We, the undersigned Jewish scholars and academics, are concerned about the current ideological environment in the US and elsewhere and the increasingly censorious culture in many institutions of higher learning. Although we are acutely aware of the illiberalism and threats to academic freedom emanating from the political right, and in no way downplay these dangers, in this letter we focus our attention on, and express our deep concern about, a dangerously intolerant ideology on the political left that has taken hold in academia.

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