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  •  no tone implied but apologies if you misunderstood (1+ / 0-)
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    Nowhere Man

    "the advantages of the academic freedom of tenure" means "that tenure confers and protects academic freedom" which includes speech rights.

    A college or university is a marketplace of ideas, and it cannot fulfill its purposes of transmitting, evaluating, and extending knowledge if it requires conformity with any orthodoxy of content and method. In the words of the United States Supreme Court, “Teachers and students must always remain free to inquire, to study and to evaluate, to gain new maturity and understanding; otherwise our civilization will stagnate and die.”
    hope this clears up your understanding of my comment

    “If someone has a gun and is trying to kill you, it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun.” - Dalai Lama XIV (-9.50; -7.03)‽ Warning - some snark above‽

    by annieli on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 04:51:10 PM PST

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    •  That does make some sense... (0+ / 0-)

      ... but it leaves me scratching my head all the same, because the other part of that comment (shows the value of the U of Iowa PhD) was snark... wasn't it?

      If I misread you, I apologize; but I can also see how Dale would have misread you as well.

      Let us all have the strength to see the humanity in our enemies, and the courage to let them see the humanity in ourselves.

      by Nowhere Man on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 06:00:02 PM PST

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      •  you did. (0+ / 0-)

        “If someone has a gun and is trying to kill you, it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun.” - Dalai Lama XIV (-9.50; -7.03)‽ Warning - some snark above‽

        by annieli on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 07:46:47 PM PST

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